National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is coming up next week, and we’d love for you to join us. NCPW is a time when the FTC joins with local, state and national partners to bring you information and advice on scams, identity theft, and other consumer protection issues.
Here’s a preview of some events you can join:
Monday, March 2 – Friday, March 6
Follow USAGov (@usagov) on Instagram for quick, shareable consumer tips all week long.
Watch “The Impostors: Stealing Money, Damaging Lives,“ a two-part webinar hosted by AARP. You’ll learn about the most-reported imposter scams, how to recognize one, and what to do if you think you’ve encountered a scammer.
Thursday, March 5
11am EST: Participate in our “Slam the Scam” Twitter chat with @FTC, @USAGov, @SocialSecurity and @IRSnews on avoiding imposter scams. Use #SlamtheScamChat and #NCPW2020 to follow the conversation.
1pm EST:Join AARP’s Slam the Scam webinar and hear from the Federal Trade Commission and our colleagues from some commonly impersonated government agencies: Medicare, the Internal Revenue Service, the Census Bureau, and the Social Security Administration.
7pm EST: Join us for a Facebook Live with our colleagues from the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) Office of the Inspector General. We’ll talk about how to spot and avoid SSA scams. Please join us LIVE and ask questions!
For more information, and to get involved, check out FTC.gov/NCPW.
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