March 6 - March 12, 2022
National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a time to help people understand their consumer rights and avoid frauds and scams.
Please join our public NCPW events — and share with your friends, families, and communities.
- Follow the FTC on social media for quick, shareable consumer tips all week long.
Sunday, March 6
- (In-person event) 11:30am CST: Join the FTC at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Worth, Texas, for a presentation on how to identify, avoid, and report scams online.
Tuesday, March 8
- 10am HST: Join the FTC and the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs for a webinar on how to protect yourself from scams and where to report them.
- 11 am EST: Join the FTC, AARP Georgia, BBB, and the Georgia Department of Law for a webinar about how to avoid common scams, including impersonator, gift card, romance, and pet scams.
Wednesday, March 9
- 1pm EST: Join the FTC and the National Student Employment Association for a webinar about college students and cryptocurrency scams. You’ll learn the basics of cryptocurrency and common scams — and how they’re affecting college students.
Thursday, March 10
- Join NCPW Twitter chats on avoiding Coronavirus and impersonator scams.
- 1pm EST: Join the Twitter chat in Spanish with @laFTC, @USAGovEspanol and @SeguroSocial. Follow the conversation by using hashtags #OjoConLasEstafas and #NCPW2022.
- 3pm EST: Join the Twitter chat in English with @FTC, @USAGov, and @SocialSecurity. Follow the conversation by using hashtags #SlamTheScamChat and #NCPW2022.
- 1 pm EST: Join the FTC, CFPB, and Diverse Elders Coalition for a webinar about financial caregiving. You’ll learn about free resources to help caregivers and older adults plan for financial caregiving. We’ll also share information about how to spot, avoid, and report scams.
- 2 pm EST: Join the FTC, SAGE, and AARP’s Fraud Watch Network for a webinar about how to recover from fraud. This interactive discussion will highlight possible ways to recover money lost to scammers, as well as how to cope with the emotional impact of scams and fraud.
- 2pm EST: Join the FTC, Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs, Better Business Bureau, AARP, and Internal Revenue Service for a panel focused on top scams affecting people in Massachusetts.
- 7pm EST: Join a Facebook Live with the FTC and the Social Security Administration’s Office of the Inspector General. You’ll learn how to spot and avoid government impersonator scams. Please join and bring your questions!
Friday, March 11
- 10am CST: Join the FTC and the Texas Senior Medicare Patrol for a webinar about fighting fraud.
You can be a part of NCPW! Check out these tips for spreading the word, reaching local press and social media – plus tools like social media images and a sample article to personalize and promote NCPW, or your own community event.
Reach out to your community!
- Plan an event - Host a forum, workshop or seminar in your community and share the tools people need for today's economy. Partner with local organizations such as a police department or library.
- Write about it - Draft an article and send it to local organizations so they can promote consumer education through their publications.
- Blog about it - Add a comment about NCPW to blogs you regularly read. Keep your comment brief and include a link to your NCPW event, your website for consumer tips, or consumer.ftc.gov.
- Spread the word - Encourage your audience to tell friends, family, colleagues and neighbors about NCPW. Word of mouth is powerful!
Resources for local press and social media outreach
Contact your local television, radio or cable access station. Offer to talk about a consumer protection topic you care about, or tell their audience about your NCPW events. Use the following materials to let them know about your organizations’ involvement in NCPW:
NCPW Social Media Images
NCPW Social Media Messages
NCPW Military Outreach
- 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 Public Utilities Commission
- City of Palmdale (CA)
- Coalition Against Insurance Fraud
- Colorado Attorney General
- Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)
- Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
- Consumer Action
- Consumer Federation of America
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
- Consumers Union
- 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
- Hillsborough County (FL) Consumer Protection Agency
- Howard County (MD) Office of Consumer Affairs
- 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
- Massachusetts Attorney General
- Michigan 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 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 Alliance Against Insurance Fraud (NYAAIF)
- 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
- 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