FTC, Partners Launch 12th National Consumer Protection Week

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on March 3, 2010

News release: “The Federal Trade Commission and other government agencies and national consumer groups are sponsoring the 12th annual National Consumer Protection Week from March 7-13, 2010. The event is a coordinated consumer education campaign that encourages individuals across the country to take full advantage of their consumer rights. This year’s theme, Dollars & Sense: Rated “A” for All Ages, highlights the importance of using good consumer sense at every stage of life, from grade school to retirement. In keeping with the theme, the consumer education campaign features a Web site with a page for kids and parents, as well as games, videos, and links other Web sites that teach practical lessons about the role of business and government in everyday life. The site, www.consumer.gov/ncpw, provides information that encourages people to take full advantage of their consumer rights, and promotes free resources to help people protect their privacy, manage money and debt, avoid identity theft, understand credit and mortgages, and steer clear of frauds and scams.”

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