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National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) 2024 is next week, and we hope you’ll attend some of the virtual and in-person events we have planned. NCPW is a time when the FTC, national and local organizations, and individuals from across the country get together to bring you information and advice on scams, identity theft, and other consumer protection issues.

How can you participate in NCPW all week? 

  • Follow the FTC on Twitter/X at @FTC and on Facebook for resources and advice on avoiding frauds and scams. 

  • Listen in to The Fraudian Slip podcast. FTC staff will share information on avoiding and recovering from identity theft and new language access resources. 

  • Watch the City of Palmdale’s video series featuring FTC staff on how to spot and avoid scams.

A whole lot more events are planned in-person and virtually. No matter where you live, you can bet there’s an event you can join! Here’s a sampling, but read the full list at

  • On March 2 and 3 between 9:30am – 5pm MT, come visit the FTC table at the 66th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market in Phoenix, AZ to pick up free resources on avoiding scams and identity theft. 

  • On March 7 at 6pm CT, swing by the Dallas Northwest Community Center for a joint presentation from the FTC and the City of Dallas on how recent refugees and immigrants can avoid scams. Interpreters will be available to translate the presentation into Spanish, Dari, Arabic, and Swahili, and consumer education materials will be shared in several languages. 

  • On March 5 at 11:30am ET/10:30am CT/8:30am PT, attend a webinar (in Spanish) with the FTC and Qualitas of Life on how small businesses and entrepreneurs can avoid scams.

Hope you join some of these events! 

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February 28, 2024

love this. will definately check it out