Welcome, NAACP Chapters and Members
As part of its mission to foster fairness and opportunity in the marketplace, the Federal Trade Commission is working with the NAACP to provide resources that will enable you to empower consumers in your community. This page features links to downloadable materials, videos and other materials that you can use to advance your chapter’s education and financial literacy programs. It will be updated to include timely information. Please use these resources for workshops, community fairs, church gatherings and other events in your community.
Money, Credit, Debt and Your Home
This site is chock-full of information on practicing tried and true money management techniques – and learning how to recognize and avoid scams and rip-offs.
Free Trial Offers
Some companies use free trials to sign you up for more products — sometimes lots of products — which can cost you lots of money as they bill you every month until you cancel. This video and web page at ftc.gov/freetrials explains how consumers can help ensure that unwanted free trials don’t wind up costing them.
Learn practical tips from the federal government and the technology community to help you guard against internet fraud, secure your computers and protect your privacy.
The Truth About Health Care Products and Services
When you’re looking for affordable health insurance, promises of deep discounts on medical services, products and procedures may sound like a heaven-sent solution — especially if you recently lost a job or haven’t been able to get insurance. But the Federal Trade Commission wants people to know it may just be a medical discount scam.
Especially for Youth:
Net Cetera Community Outreach Toolkit
This comprehensive toolkit helps individuals and organizations share information about keeping kids safe online. It also features videos on online safety as well as the Net Cetera booklet, of which over eight million free copies have been distributed to date.
Teaching Kids to Understand Advertising
The fun, fast-paced world of Admongo offers an adventure in advertising. The Admongo game, activites, and curriculum teach kids to think critically about ads.
Preparing Youth to be Smart Consumers
In this virtual mall, youth explore key consumer concepts through games and other interactive activities. YouAreHere teaches young people how consumers benefit through competition, how to protect personal information in public settings, and how to spot scams in mall settings and beyond.
FTC's Business Center
For more consumer information on a variety of topics, visit ftc.gov/consumer.
Questions about the site or materials? Contact the FTC