During National Consumer Protection Week 2018, March 4-10, the FTC will co-host four Facebook Live chats (including one in Spanish) with other federal partners. Tune in to find out how to avoid frauds and scams, including imposter scams, and what you can do about identity theft.
Here’s how you can find the Facebook Live chats:
- Tuesday, March 6th @ 7pm EST: FTC staff will join USA.gov for a Facebook Live chat on the top frauds and scams, and ways to avoid them. To participate, follow FTC and USA.gov on Facebook.
- Wednesday, March 7th @ 2pm EST: FTC staff and the National Credit Union Administration will talk about identity theft, data breaches, and protecting yourself – and your money – with some consumer protection basics. To participate, follow FTC and NCUA.gov on Facebook.
- Wednesday, March 7th @ 7pm EST: Spanish-speaking FTC staff will co-host a chat with GobiernoUSA.gov in Spanish. We’ll talk about the top scams, ways to avoid them, and the FTC’s fotonovela campaign to help Spanish speakers understand their consumer rights. To participate in Spanish, follow GobiernoUSA.gov on Facebook.
- Thursday, March 8th @ 11am EST: FTC staff will join the Social Security Administration to talk about identity theft, scams that target older adults, and the FTC’s Pass It On campaign to help older adults talk about scams. To participate, follow FTC and SSA on Facebook.
The Facebook Live chats will also run some shareable (and entertaining) consumer protection videos. You’ll learn about some free consumer education materials that you can order and share. And we’ll talk about some of the latest results from the 2017 Consumer Sentinel Data Book (coming soon!). Hope to see you there.
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