Fairfax County Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week

During National Consumer Protection Week, Fairfax County Consumer Affairs will be hosting seminars and presentations around Fairfax County and the DC Metro area. Susan Jones, Branch Chief, explained, “National Consumer Protection Week is an opportunity for our agency to reach out to the community and spotlight consumer rights and responsibilities, steer consumers away from scams, and share the tools you can use to protect your credit and identity.”  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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Gear up for a Great NCPW!

The 15th annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is March 3 - 9. Government agencies, advocacy organizations, and private sector groups from coast to coast have come together here to share information that can help you make smart decisions about a slew of subjects, including privacy protection, money and debt management, and recognizing identity theft, frauds and scams. Continue Reading >

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Military consumers: Salutes to you!

Frequent relocation, separation from family and friends, the stresses of deployment and a steady paycheck from Uncle Sam can make military households an attractive target for scam artists. That’s why the Department of Defense, the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of Servicemember Affairs, and Military Saves have joined to sponsor Military Consumer — a campaign to empower military and veteran communities with tips and tools to be informed consumers.    Continue Reading >

ORS Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week

The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) will partner with community organizations around the Midlands to host events in recognition of National Consumer Protection Week. This year’s theme for National Consumer Protection Week is Your Information Destination: Know Your Rights. The ORS will be participating in events to educate consumers about their basic rights related to investor-owned utility companies. Continue Reading >

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President Obama Issues Proclamation for National Consumer Protection Week

President Barack Obama issued the following proclamation in honor of National Consumer Protection Week: Continue Reading >

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Protect Yourself from Buyer’s Remorse

This blog post is part of a series for National Consumer Protection Week

When you buy something it’s hard to know if you’re getting the best deal – and that includes when military families, who are often targets for marketers, are making big financial decisions. Even though some companies might try to take advantage of people, there are things servicemembers can do to make sure they’re getting their money’s worth. Continue Reading >