National Consumer Protection Week Starts Next Week!

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is excited that National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is just around the corner and they hope you’ll check out the events they have planned. During NCPW, they join their partners to bring you information and advice on scams, identity theft, and other consumer protection issues.

Here’s a preview:

Wednesday, March 6th at 3pm EST: Twitter chat with Federal Student Aid (@FAFSA)

Join @FTC and @FAFSA on Twitter for a conversation about how to avoid student loan repayment scams. Be part of the conversation using the hashtag #NCPW2019.

Thursday, March 7th at 12pm EST: Facebook Live with Social Security Administration

They’ll join their colleagues from the Social Security Administration (SSA) to discuss scams that involve people pretending to be SSA officials. Learn about these imposter scams and how to avoid them.

Friday, March 8th at 11am EST: Twitter chat with Identity Theft Resource Center (@ITRCSD)

Join them on Twitter @FTC and @ITRCSD for a chat about how you can protect yourself against tax identity theft this tax season. Follow along using the #NCPW2019 hashtag.

They also have a podcast planned with the American Bankers Association Foundation on phishing. Stay tuned for more details on that one!

Check out FTC.gov/NCPW and bookmark the page for the most up-to-date information.