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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.

All week

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

Wednesday, March 9

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 ESTJoin 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

Get Involved

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 Article

NCPW Social Media Images

NCPW Social Media Messages

NCPW Military Outreach

Order Free Resources

Need materials for your upcoming consumer education event? Order free materials at bulkorder.ftc.gov and from our partners (see list below).

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NCPW Partners