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National Consumer Protection Week March 5-11 #NCPW2023 NCPW In Your Neighborhood Learn - and teach others - how to spot, avoid, and report scams. ftc.gov/MoneyMatters

March is right around the corner, and you know what that means…it’s almost time for National Consumer Protection Week! This year, NCPW is March 5-11, so now’s the time to jump into planning — and we want to help.

During NCPW, government agencies, consumer protection groups, and people like you work together to share information about consumer rights and help people learn to spot, report, and avoid scams.

At the FTC, we’re focused on helping you bring NCPW 2023 to your neighborhood. How can you get your community involved?

  • Reach out to your local library, university, house of worship, or community center. Do they already have something planned for NCPW? If not, ask if they’d consider handing out materials or planning an event to help people in your community. We have free resources to get them started!
  • Attend one of our free webinars on How to Bring NCPW To Your Neighborhood.
  • Order free materials to share in English or Spanish. Order by February 3rd to ensure delivery in time for NCPW.

Have a cool event planned? Let us know about it in the comments below.

And stay tuned — 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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The purpose of this blog and its comments section is to inform readers about Federal Trade Commission activity, and share information to help them avoid, report, and recover from fraud, scams, and bad business practices. Your thoughts, ideas, and concerns are welcome, and we encourage comments. But keep in mind, this is a moderated blog. We review all comments before they are posted, and we won’t post comments that don’t comply with our commenting policy. We expect commenters to treat each other and the blog writers with respect.

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margarita duran
January 23, 2023

I'm a victim of Identity Theft for over 18 years, I need and love to update my knowledge in protecting my person. Saying thanks is not enough.

Roberto J. Rodriguez
January 23, 2023

The materials I ordered are for our church community.
Thanks a million!

Don Waterbury
January 23, 2023

Thank you for the notice of NCPW week in March.

Leona M Conley
January 23, 2023

Does FTC have a speakers' bureau to help education communities about scams via online and telephone? Live in Fairfax County and thinking we as a community could hold an information session during National Consumer Protection Week in March. We have more than 1900 homes in our community and have seniors who have fallen victim to these types of fraud. As editor of our community newsletter, I began publishing many of the scam alerts sent to me from the FTC. Thank you.

Denise Marti
January 23, 2023

But is the caller who you think it is? Scammers are good at pretending to be someone they’re not. They can be convincing: sometimes using information from social networking sites, or hacking into your loved one’s email account, to make it seem more real. And they’ll pressure you to send money before you have time to think.

Carrol Lindsay
January 31, 2023

I missed the 3 p.m. mtg today will reach out for 2/1 @ 11:00 a.m. I am very happy to work with the FTC spread and information to protect consumers against scammers. It has happened to me but I thank God, I got money back after a long struggle and fight. I will join the group tomorrow morning.
Carrol