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National Consumer Protection Week

National Consumer Protection Week

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National Consumer Protection Week

The Federal Trade Commission and more than 100 federal, state and local agencies, consumer groups and national advocacy organizations, will participate in the 19th Annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), held March 5-11, 2017. NCPW is a nationally coordinated campaign to inform Americans of their consumer rights while providing them access to free consumer-related resources.

Since its creation, the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection has focused agency resources and national experts on safeguarding American identities, financial records and other elements related to consumer activity.

“Protecting and educating consumers are top priorities for the FTC,” said Thomas Pahl, acting director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “The tools available at can help consumer advocates get the word out about NCPW in their community through local press and social media.”

Along with the Bureau of Consumer Protection, the Bureau of Competition supports the FTC’s consumer protection mission by protecting the competitive process, which can deliver lower prices, enhance innovation, and increase quality and choice for consumers.

During NCPW, partners and hundreds of community groups across the country host events to promote general consumer education or highlight a specific issue. For more information on National Consumer Protection Week, visit and subscribe to the blog.

Facebook Live Chat:

FTC staff will co-host a Facebook live video stream with on March 7, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. ET. Staff will answer questions for 15 minutes about “Ten Things You Can Do To Avoid Fraud.”

To participate in English, follow (link is external) and FTC (link is external) on Facebook. Ask your questions via livestream beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET on March 7.

Information provided via the Federal Trade Commis


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