Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and more than 100 federal, state, and local agencies, consumer groups, and national advocacy organizations are participating in the 23rd annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) being held from February 28, 2021, to March 6, 2021, according to a press release from the FTC.
In 2021, the FTC and its partners are participating in a series of events including webinars, Facebook Live events, and Twitter chats throughout the week. These virtual events will cover a range of topics, including avoiding coronavirus scams, government imposters, and cyber fraud. This year’s schedule of NCPW activities is here.
The National Consumer Protection Week is a coordinated campaign designed to focus on the importance of keeping consumers informed while providing them with free resources explaining their rights in the marketplace. For more information, visit www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/national-consumer-protection-week.
The FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection protects people from scams, identity theft, and other unfair, deceptive, and fraudulent business practices. In addition, the FTC’s Bureau of Competition further promotes a competitive marketplace, which can deliver lower prices, enhance innovation, and increase quality and choice for consumers.
The FTC works to promote competition and to protect and educate consumers. To learn more about consumer topics and report scams, fraud, and bad business practices online, visit ReportFraud.ftc.gov. To learn more about the FTC, receive consumer alerts, read blogs, subscribe to press releases, and visit www.ftc.gov.
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