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National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) 2021 is coming up next week, and we’d love for you to join us for some virtual events. 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 1 - Friday, March 5

Follow FTC and USAGov on social media for quick, shareable consumer tips all week long.

Facebook: Federal Trade Commission, USAGov, USAGov en Español

Twitter: @FTC, @LaFTC, @USAGov, @USAGovEspanol

Instagram: @USAGov 

Monday, March 1

2pm EST: Join us for a Facebook Live with AARP’s Fraud Watch Network on how to spot and avoid Coronavirus scams. Please join us LIVE and ask questions!

Thursday, March 4

1pm/3pm EST: Participate in our “Slam the Scam” Twitter chats on avoiding Coronavirus and imposter scams.

Join at 1pm EST for our chat in Spanish with @laFTC, @USAGovEspanol and @SeguroSocial. Use the hashtag #OjoConLasEstafas and #NCPW2021 to follow the conversation.

Join at 3pm EST for our chat in English with @FTC, @USAGov, @SocialSecurity. Use the hashtag #SlamTheScamChat and #NCPW2021 to follow the conversation.

1pm EST: Join the FTC, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and AARP’s Fraud Watch Network for a webinar on Cyber Scams & Older Adults. We’ll focus on avoiding online scams, including phishing, tech support scams and COVID-19 related scams.

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.

Updated February 23, 2021 to change the date and time of the Facebook Live with AARP’s Fraud Watch Network. This event will now take place on Monday, March 1st at 2pm EST.

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