FTC, partners to share advice on scams, identity theft, and other consumer protection issues
The Federal Trade Commission and more than 100 federal, state, and local agencies, consumer groups, and national advocacy organizations, will participate in the 23rd annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), held February 28 – March 6, 2021.
NCPW 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.
This year, the FTC and its partners will participate 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 include:
Sunday, February 28 – Saturday, March 6
Follow FTC and USAGov on social media for quick, shareable consumer tips all week long:
- Facebook: Federal Trade Commission, USAGov, and USAGov en Español
- Twitter: @FTC, @LaFTC, @USAGov, and @USAGovEspanol
- Instagram: @USAGov
Monday, March 1
|2 p.m. ET:||Join us for a Facebook Live with AARP’s Fraud Watch Network on how to spot and avoid COVID-19 scams. Please join us LIVE and ask questions!|
Thursday, March 4
|1 p.m. ET:||
Participate in our “Slam the Scam” Twitter chat in Spanish with @laFTC, @USAGovEspanol, and @SeguroSocial on avoiding COVID-19 and imposter scams. Use the hashtag #OjoConLasEstafas and #NCPW2021 to follow the conversation.
Topics will include avoiding online scams, including phishing, tech support scams, and COVID-19 scams.
|1 p.m. ET:||Join the FTC, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and AARP’s
Fraud Watch Network for a webinar on Cyber Scams & Older Adults.
|3 p.m. ET:||Participate in our “Slam the Scam” Twitter chat in English with @FTC, @USAGov, @SocialSecurity. Use the hashtag #SlamTheScamChat and #NCPW2021 to follow the conversation.|
|7 p.m. ET||Join us for a Facebook Live with our colleagues from the Social Security Administration’s Office of the Inspector General on how to spot and avoid Social Security scams. Please join us and ask questions.|
During NCPW, partners and hundreds of community groups across the country host events to promote consumer education or highlight a specific consumer protection issue. For more information on NCPW and how to get involved, visit ftc.gov/NCPW and subscribe to Consumer Alerts.
The FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection protects people from scams, identity theft, and other unfair, deceptive, and fraudulent business practices. In addition, the Bureau of Competition further supports Americans by promoting a competitive marketplace, which can deliver lower prices, enhance innovation, and increase quality and choice for consumers.
The Federal Trade Commission works to promote competition and to protect and educate consumers. You can learn more about consumer topics and file a consumer complaint online or by calling 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357). For the latest news and resources, follow the FTC on social media, subscribe to press releases and read our blogs.