February 2014

Connecticut youth invited to be Smart Consumers, compete for prizes in state Consumer Protection Week contest

Connecticut’s young people aged 12 to 18 are the special focus during Consumer Protection Week, Sunday March 2nd through Saturday March 8th, at the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. The agency is hosting an online quiz and essay contest that will award three lucky winners an Apple I-Pad Mini, an Apple I-Pod Touch, or a Kindle FireContinue Reading >

FTC, BBB and NY agencies name top consumer complaints, offer consumer tips during NCPW

The Federal Trade Commission’s Northeast Regional Office and the Better Business Bureau Serving Metropolitan New York, and nine other consumer protection agencies and organizations will announce the top consumer complaints of the past year and provide New York area consumers with helpful tips on protecting themselves from these scams.  The press conference will take place during National Consumer Protection Week, on Thursday, March 6, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, Meeting Room 1, 1 Bowling Green in New York City. Continue Reading >

Florida consumer agency hosts seven consumer protection events for NCPW

In celebration of National Consumer Protection Week 2014, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is hosting the following events for Florida’s consumers:

Monday

  • Consumer protection presentations will be done at South Sumter High School in Bushnell, Florida.

Tuesday Continue Reading >

Mississippi agencies and businesses host Community Shred Day

Attorney General Jim Hood, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, Cintas, Magnolia Data Solutions, BancorpSouth,ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions (formerly CredAbility), President/CEO John O'Hara of the Better Business Bureau, and Mississippi State University Extension Service are pleased to announce Mississippi's EIGHTH Community Shred Day. Please see dates, times and locations below. Continue Reading >

Hillsborough County offers tips to renters

In observance of the 16th Annual National Consumer Protection Week, the Hillsborough County Consumer Protection Agency in Tampa, Florida, has joined other experts to help educate consumers to make better financial decisions. Find the top five tips to “Avoid the Rip-Offs of Renting” by visiting us online. Also, here is a list of NCPW events happening in the county during the week: Continue Reading >

USCIS presents “Protecting Customers from Immigration Scams” session for NCPW

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a national stakeholder engagement on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Central) to discuss immigration services scams and how to protect yourself and those you serve. Continue Reading >

Fairfax County hosts consumer education events for NCPW 2014

Fairfax County Consumer Affairs will host the following events for National Consumer Protection Week 2014:

Unclaimed Property Search - Virginia Department of Treasury, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Continue Reading >

Pinellas County Justice & Consumer Services celebrates NCPW 2014

Pinellas County’s Justice & Consumer Services, Office of Consumer Protection is joining federal, state and local government agencies nationwide to celebrate National Consumer Protection Week 2014, which runs from March 2 to 8. In recognition, Pinellas County Consumer Protection has planned several events, including public presentations and information booths to provide free resources to help people protect their privacy, manage money and debt, avoid identity theft, understand credit and steer clear of frauds and scams. Continue Reading >

Howard County, MD answers consumer questions at NCPW event

Have you gotten a phone call or e-mail that you think was a scam? Do you have a question involving the purchase of goods or services, renting a house or apartment, or handling consumer credit? Continue Reading >

Free NCPW events and resources in Ohio

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is proud to join government and nonprofit organizations across the country to celebrate National Consumer Protection Week, March 2-8, 2014.  To learn about free events and information available to Ohioans - in addition to the events listed below - please visit the Attorney General's NCPW website.

In addition, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is marking its 2014 calendar for National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW). Continue Reading >

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