New York Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week 2015!

To commemorate National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), throughout the month of March, the New York Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is hosting numerous events across the Empire State to raise awareness about consumer issues.  During NCPW, DCP will also be participating in a Consumer Fraud Prevention Forum hosted by New York City Councilmember Annabel Palma. These events are free and open to the public.  Come out and join us to obtain information about identity theft, scam prevention and more.  Continue Reading >

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NCPW News/Events

Two Tickets from Parasites (Don’t Get Scammed on Your Way to the Show)

Your favorite band is in town and you are ready to rock. Sure, tickets may be sold out at the box office — but that’s no big deal: An ad online says great seats still are available.  

Whoa, Nellie! Scammers know how badly you want to see that show.  The Federal Trade Commission is getting complaints from people who, unknowingly, have bought counterfeit tickets to concerts and other events.  

Here’s how to avoid a scammer’s song and dance: Continue Reading >

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Scam Alerts, Technology