March 3 - March 9, 2024
National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a time to help people understand their consumer rights and avoid frauds and scams.
National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is just around the corner! We hope you’ll join in this year from March 3 – 9 and consider organizing programs and doing outreach on consumer protection issues (avoiding scams, preventing identity theft, and reporting fraud) for people in your community.
Join the FTC and NCPW partner organizations for these events, all open to the public. Except where noted, all events are virtual.
- 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.
Saturday, March 2 & Sunday, March 3
- In-person event 9:30am – 5pm MT: Visit the FTC table at the 66th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market at 2301 North Central Avenue in Phoenix, AZ. FTC staff will be giving out free materials on avoiding scams and identity theft.
Monday, March 4
- 2pm ET/12pm CT/11am PT: Join the FTC for a webinar on identity theft and college students. Staff will share information on how college students can avoid and recover from identity theft and free publications that can be distributed on campus.
- In-person event 3pm ET: Join the FTC for a presentation on avoiding scams at the Anne Arundel County Library’s Severna Park Branch, located at 45 W McKinsey Rd in Severna Park, MD.
Tuesday, March 5
- In-person event 10am – 2pm CT: Stop by the Plano Coit Station Post Office at 3400 Coit Road in Plano, TX to pick up free FTC and USPIS resources to help you spot, avoid, and recover from scams and identity theft.
- In-person event 10am CT: Join the FTC and the City of Dallas at the West Dallas Multipurpose Center at 2828 Fish Trap Road in Dallas, TX for a discussion on how to spot, avoid, and report scams — especially those affecting older adults.
- 10am CT: Join the FTC, Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, and the BBB of Chicago for a webinar focused on the top scams affecting consumers and small businesses.
- 11:30am ET/9:30am 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 and protect their network.
Wednesday, March 6
- 1pm ET/11am CT/10am PT: Join the FTC, CFPB, and SEC for a webinar on how older adults can spot and avoid fraud.
- 1pm ET/11am CT/10am PT: Join the FTC, CFPB, Consumer Action, and other organizations for a webinar on helping diverse and multilingual communities spot, avoid, and report fraud.
- 1pm ET/11am CT/10 am PT: Join the FTC and IRS for a webinar on how to avoid tax-related identity theft.
- In-person event 12pm PT: Visit with staff from the FTC’s Northwest Regional Office and the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of WA at the Spokane WA Central Library, located at 906 W Main Ave in Spokane, WA. FTC staff will distribute free publications on spotting and avoiding scams. Free materials will also be available at other Spokane County Library System locations.
- In-person event 1pm PT: The FTC’s Northwest Regional Office is presenting fraud and identity theft prevention advice at the Orcas Island WA Senior Center, located at 62 Henry Rd in Eastsound, WA.
- 1:30pm PT: Join the FTC for a webinar with the Bainbridge Island WA Senior Center on spotting and avoiding scams and identity theft.
Thursday, March 7
- In-person event 10am-2pm CT: Stop by the Fort Worth Main Post Office at 4600 Mark IV Parkway in Fort Worth, TX to pick up free FTC and US Postal Inspection Service resources to help you spot, avoid, and recover from scams and identity theft.
- 1pm ET/11am CT/10am PT: Join the NCPW Twitter/X chat (in Spanish) for advice on avoiding common scams with @laFTC. Follow the conversation by using the hashtag #NCPW2024.
- 3pm ET/1pm CT/12pm PT: Join the NCPW Twitter/X chat (in English) for advice on avoiding common scams with @FTC. Follow the conversation by using the hashtag #NCPW2024.
- 3pm ET: Join the FTC, USPIS, and AARP Fraud Watch Network for a Facebook Live conversation about veterans and fraud.
- In-person event 6pm CT: Join the FTC and the City of Dallas at the Dallas Northwest Community Center, located at 5750 Pineland Dr in Dallas, TX, for a presentation 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.
Friday, March 8
9:45am ET/7:45am CT/6:45am PT: Join the FTC and AARP Fraud Watch Network for a Facebook Live on the FTC’s new resources in multiple languages, in addition to English and Spanish.
Materials for National Consumer Protection Week
- Alabama Attorney General's Office
- Alaska Attorney General, Consumer Protection Unit
- Arizona Attorney General
- Arkansas Attorney General
- Better Business Bureau
- California Attorney General
- California Department of Consumer Affairs
- California Department of Financial Protection & Innovation
- California Department of Insurance
- California Public Utilities Commission
- City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection
- City of Palmdale (CA)
- Coalition Against Insurance Fraud
- Colorado Attorney General
- Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)
- Colorado Division of Securities
- Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
- Consumer Action
- Consumer Federation of America
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
- Consumers Union
- County of Santa Clara (CA)
- Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs
- DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
- Delaware Attorney General
- Department of Homeland Security
- Experience Works
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Federal Citizen Information Center
- Federal Communications Commission
- Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
- Federal Reserve System
- Federal Trade Commission and ReportFraud.ftc.gov
- FINRA Investor Education Foundation
- Florida Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division
- Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
- Florida Public Service Commission
- Georgia Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division
- Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
- Hennepin County Attorney’s Office
- Hillsborough County (FL) Consumer Protection Agency
- Howard County (MD) Office of Consumer Protection
- Idaho Attorney General
- Identity Theft Resource Center
- Indiana Attorney General
- Internal Revenue Service
and Report Phishing
- Kansas Attorney General
- Kentucky Attorney General, Office of Consumer Protection
- League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
- Legal Counsel for the Elderly Senior Medicare Patrol
- Los Angeles City Attorney's Office
- Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs
- Louisiana Attorney General
- Maine Attorney General
- Maryland Attorney General
- Maryland Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation
- Massachusetts Attorney General
- Michigan Attorney General
- Minnesota Attorney General
- Mississippi Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division
- Missouri Attorney General
- Montana Attorney General
- Montgomery County (MD) Office of Consumer Protection
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
- National Association of Attorneys General and consumerresources.org
- National Association of Consumer Advocates
- National Center for Transgender Equality
- National Center for Victims of Crime
- National Consumers League
- National Council of La Raza
- National Credit Union Administration
- National Cyber Security Alliance
- National Futures Association
- National Urban League
- Nebraska Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division
- NeighborWorks® America
- New Hampshire Office of Consumer Advocate
- New Jersey Attorney General
- New York City Department of Consumer Affairs
- New York Department of State, Division of Consumer Protection
- North American Securities Administrators Association
- North Carolina Attorney General
- Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
- Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel
- Ohio Attorney General
- Operation HOPE, Inc.
- Orange County (FL) Consumer Fraud Unit
- Oregon Attorney General
- Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
- Pinellas County Consumer Protection
- Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
- Rhode Island Attorney General
- Senior Medicare Patrol National Resource
- South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs
- South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff
- South Carolina Legal Services
- Summit County (OH) Office of Consumer Affairs
- Tennessee Attorney General
- Texas Attorney General
- The California Department of Business Oversight (DBO)
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and Report Immigration Scams
- U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and File a Complaint
- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Report Incidents
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Report Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
- U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division
- U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review
- U.S. Department of State
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy
- U.S. Social Security Administration
- United States Postal Inspection Service
- United States Postal Service
- US Department of Labor – Employee Benefits Security Administration
- Utah Division of Consumer Protection
- Utilities United Against Scams
- Vermont Attorney General
- Virginia Attorney General
- Washington State Attorney General
- Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection