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In 2023, Americans reported losing nearly $2.7 billion to "imposter scams," where the scammer pretends to be someone you trust to convince you to send them money. Learn ways to spot them.

On March 5 starting at 12:30pm ET, the FTC will host a workshop aimed at examining the role of private equity investment in health care markets. The event will be livestreamed on FTC.gov.

During National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), consider organizing programs and doing outreach on consumer protection issues (such as avoiding scams, preventing identity theft, and reporting fraud) for people in your community.

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