National Consumer Protection Week, March 1-7

We received a newsletter last week from the FTC. Among the items highlighted was a notice about the National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), which begins  March 1. Since Tri-Town Apple’s purpose is to provide useful and beneficial information to the Tri-Town Teachers Credit Union  membership, it seemed appropriate to look into this. We had never heard of the NCPW. Here’s what we found:

EveNCPW logory year, National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) encourages people and businesses to learn more about avoiding scams and understanding consumer rights. This year, NCPW takes place March 1-7, 2015. NCPW highlights free resources from government agencies and consumer organizations to help people make smarter buying decisions and spot rip-offs. Visit www.ncpw.gov to find out about consumer education materials available from NCPW partners, and order free FTC materials.

We discovered a vast collection of resources on the web, made available by about 75 government agencies (federal, state & local) and other organizations, such as the AARP & Consumers Union (part of Consumer Reports). We are going to focus on this subject over the next four weeks, but there is no way we can even begin to bring breath and depth of this information to light here. Today’s article is the introduction. We’ll cover three of these topics  in the next three articles.

We strongly urge you to take a quick look at the summarized list of topics below. If one or more of these topics relates to a concern or question you have, click here or on the image below for more information.

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