consumer protection

BBB celebrates National Consumer Protection Week with a BBB Tip-A-Day

To celebrate the 16th Annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), Better Business Bureau is offering savvy consumers seven important tips. Sign up here to receive a BBB tip-a-day on the latest consumer topics. For a decade, BBB has enjoyed supporting NCPW and we are pleased to, once again, encourage every consumer to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed purchasing decisions. Continue Reading >

Colorado Attorney General unveils top 2013 consumer complaints

In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, the Consumer Protection Section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office unveiled its list of the top ten consumer complaints of 2013. Consumers filed 8,654 complaints with the Office’s Consumer Protection Section. Continue Reading >

Department of Consumer Protection Launches “Every Age, Every Stage” Campaign for Consumer Protection Week

In observance of National Consumer Protection Week, the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection is launching an outreach campaign encouraging consumers to learn how to avoid frauds and scams and be informed. Continue Reading >

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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 >

FCC recognizes National Consumer Protection Week with Consumer Information Expo

In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau will host a Consumer Information Expo on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. The Expo will include exhibits, tips on avoiding fraud and identity theft on-line and over the phone, and other information.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

FCC Commission Meeting Room

445 12th Street, SW

Washington, DC. 20554 Continue Reading >

Federal, State, & City Agencies in New York Name Top Consumer Complaint Categories

On Tuesday, March 5, staff from the Federal Trade Commission, Better Business Bureau, and other government and private groups will gather in New York City to announce the top consumer frauds and complaints of the past year.  The speakers will explain the top categories of complaints each organization received in 2012. Local consumers will be on hand to talk about their experiences with some of these scams. Continue Reading >

Florida’s Orange County shows college students how to fight fraud

The Orange County Consumer Fraud Unit will host a Grand Fair at Rollins College in Winter Park on February 25-26, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., both days. The fair will provide the students of Rollins College useful information on a multitude of consumer protection topics of their interest. Partners include:

  • The Florida Attorney General’s Office
  • The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Orange County Consumer Fraud Unit
  • Central Florida Better Business Bureau
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Free NCPW 2013 Events in the Cleveland Area

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is once again marking its calendar for National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW). This year, NCPW will be March 3-9. Along with its federal, state, and local partners, the FTC will kickoff NCPW on Monday, March 4, 11:00 a.m., at Tower City in downtown Cleveland. Get FREE information and resources at the Tower City kickoff event or at any of these FREE local NCPW events:

 

Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m. – 12 noon

What: Free Brief Advice and Referral Clinic at the Langston Hughes Center Continue Reading >

Get Smart: Protect Yourself, Your Friends and Your Family from ID Theft and Fraud

Identity theft is when someone steals your personal information and uses it pretending to be you, usually to get money but sometimes just to be mean. It can happen in many ways, but now that we have so much personal information on our computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, these devices are tempting targets for ID thieves. They don’t even need to steal your phone or computer – they can get the information it contains without your even realizing it. And if they need more information about you, they may try to trick you into providing it. Continue Reading >

Getting your house in order: Steps to take before you deploy

So you’ve just received orders, and you’re due to deploy. Before you go, there are a number of steps you should take to protect your family and financial future.

Know your rights.

The federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act provides protection for active military servicemembers. The law’s purpose is to postpone or suspend certain civil obligations so active duty members of the Armed Forces can focus their full attention on their military responsibilities without adverse consequences for them or their families. Continue Reading >

Going Mobile

If you want easy access to reliable consumer tips and advice while you’re on-the-go, check out the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) new mobile-friendly navigation for our library of consumer information. You’ll have ready access to more than 1,000 helpful articles, videos, and audio tipsContinue 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 >

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 >

LA County Department of Consumer Affairs Hosts NCPW Consumer Education Events

The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Affairs is honored to join consumer organizations across the United States in participating in National Consumer Protection Week. The campaign encourages consumers nationwide to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions. Continue Reading >

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Military Consumer Protection Day partners to host Twitter chat

To help celebrate the second annual MCPD, MilitarySaves, the Department of Defense, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission will host a town hall/Twitter chat at 2  p.m. EST, July 16. To join the conversation, which is focused on identity theft and credit-related issues, submit questions using the hashtag #MCPD2014

MCPD is part of Military Consumer, a year-round campaign to empower and engage servicemembers, veterans and their families with information related to pocketbook issues. Continue Reading >

Montgomery County, MD Answers Consumers' Questions During NCPW

Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) is joining government agencies and advocacy organizations nationwide to celebrate National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 3-9, 2013. Continue Reading >

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NACA Leads the Way in Innovative Approaches to Consumer Education and Consumer Advocacy Resources

The National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) is a non-profit association of attorneys and consumer advocates committed to representing customers’ interests. Our members are private and public sector attorneys, legal services attorneys, law professors and law students whose primary focus is the protection and representation of consumers. NACA’s members focus much of their efforts on advocating for individuals who have been victimized by fraudulent, abusive, or predatory business practices. Continue Reading >

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National Consumer Protection Week: Be An Educated Consumer

The Hillsborough County Consumer Protection Agency joins federal and state government agencies for the 15th Annual National Consumer Protection Week March 3-9 to provide practical tips to help consumers make better financial decisions. Continue Reading >

NCPW Fair for Consumers in Hawaii

The State of Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and the United States Postal Service are hosting a fair for National Consumer Protection Week 2013. The fair will take place:

 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

10 am to 1 pm

King Kalakaua Building Courtyard

335 Merchant Street

Honolulu, HI

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Share the National Consumer Protection Week video

National Consumer Protection Week — March 2-8 this year — is a time to highlight free consumer resources that help people avoid scams, prevent identity theft and make more informed buying decisions. Just in time for this 16th annual celebration, here’s a new video, available in the NCPW Toolkit, to help you get the word out about the week to your network of colleagues, neighbors, friends and family. Continue Reading >

The New Fraud.org – A Hub For Anti-Fraud Education and Advocacy

National Consumers League (NCL) is proud to announce the relaunch of its anti-fraud education and advocacy campaign, Fraud.org. Today’s announcement is the culmination of nearly a year of work by the League to update its signature anti-fraud program to address the continued challenge of fighting rampant online and telemarketing fraud. Continue Reading >

This is National Consumer Protection Week!

National Consumer Protection Weeks begins today, and it’s the biggest and best NCPW in 15 years.  Thanks to 64 federal, state and local agencies and nonprofits that are putting the spotlight on the critical consumer protection work they do year-round, consumers have easy access to a tremendous variety of timely, useful information about recognizing and reporting frauds and scams, managing credit and debt, using technology, and staying healthy and safe. Continue Reading >

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Trending

In 2012, the FTC received more than 2 million consumer complaints – a first in the history of the Consumer Sentinel Network. The #1 category of complaints? Identity theft. This tidbit is from the hot-off-the-press Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2012, a fascinating analysis of complaints received in Sentinel during the previous calendar year. Continue Reading >

Welcome to NCPW 2014

Sunday marks the 16th annual National Consumer Protection Week. The Federal Trade Commission stands with 74 federal, state and local agencies and organizations to stand up for consumers by highlighting the very best in consumer education resources.

This site offers practical and timely information to help you recognize and report scams; manage debt; use technology wisely; evaluate products and services; fight identity theft; and see the truth behind advertising claims.   Continue Reading >

White House Issues Proclamation for National Consumer Protection Week

The White House issued the following proclamation in recognition of National Consumer Protection Week: Continue Reading >

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White House issues proclamation for NCPW 2014

The White House issued this proclamation in recognition of National Consumer Protection Week 2014:

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION Continue Reading >

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