National Consumer Protection Week 2017

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a coordinated campaign that encourages consumers nationwide to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions. This year, NCPW takes place March 5 through 11.

Visit ncpw.gov to find consumer tips and free materials from government and private organizations. Be an informed consumer in 2017 and protect yourself against scams and fraud.

Save the Date!

Learn what you can do to avoid fraud online, by mail, and when shopping.

Join USA.gov and the Federal Trade Commission for a Facebook Live during National Consumer Protection Week. Consumer protection experts Cristina Miranda and Marietta Jelks will give tips on avoiding fraudulent scams and will be available to answer your questions.

Post your questions or save them for that day to get expert advice. 

Join us on March 7, 2017, at 2:30 PM Eastern.

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  • Written by Katie Bryan | December 23, 2013

    Tip to Save During the Holidays: Decide how much you can spend. http://ow.ly/pX9nu via @Bankrate

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