NATIONAL CONSUMER PROTECTION WEEK
During the first full week of March, the Federal Trade Commission marks National Consumer Protection Week. The observance also highlights consumer rights and how to protect them.
The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection investigates and develops rules to protect consumers from fraudulent, unfair, and deceptive business practices. National Consumer Protection Week aims to educate and inform consumers of their rights. Some areas where the FTC addresses issues include:
- ID Theft
- Debt collection practices
- Credit card and banking
- Do Not Call Registry
- Social Media
Savvy consumers make use of the tools and information available concerning business, identity theft, security, and safety. It’s the FTC’s job to keep us up to date on the latest scams and recalls. The quickest way to report suspected fraud is by visiting the FTC website.
HOW TO OBSERVE #ConsumerProtectionWeek
- Plan an event to showcase your organization.
- Share tools that promote consumer protection.
- Write an article or broadcast an interview about consumer protection.
- Share your experiences.
- Attend a seminar or webinar about consumer protection.
- Learn where and how to report fraud or deceptive business practices.
Use #ConsumerProtectionWeek to join the conversation.
NATIONAL CONSUMER PROTECTION WEEK HISTORY
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sponsored National Consumer Protection Week since 1998.