March is right around the corner, and you know what that means…it’s almost time for National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW)! This year, NCPW is February 28 – March 6, 2021. So now’s the time to jump into planning.
NCPW is the time of year when government agencies, consumer protection groups, and people like you work together to help others understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about money. Want to join in? Here are some ideas:
- Help your family, friends and community avoid scams. Order free materials to share in English or Spanish. Order by February 1st to ensure delivery by NCPW.
- Plan a virtual consumer protection event. Find ideas at ftc.gov/ncpw for how you can get involved.
- Share resources on COVID-19 scams. From contact tracing scams to vaccine scams, you want to know how to avoid them. Check out ftc.gov/coronavirus/scams for free resources, including one-pagers and social media shareables.
- Visit ftc.gov/ncpw for even more tips and resources.
We’ll be back next month to tell you more about the virtual events we have planned for NCPW. See you then.
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