National Consumer Protection Week

National Consumer Protection Week

March 5 – 11, 2017

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a time to help people understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about money.

Get Involved

You can be a part of NCPW! Check out these tips for spreading the word, reaching local press and social media – plus tools like social media images and a sample article to personalize and promote NCPW, or your own community event.

Reach out to your community!

  • Plan an event – Host a forum, workshop or seminar in your community and share the tools people need for today’s economy. Partner with local organizations such as a police department or library.
  • Write about it – Draft an article and send it to local organizations so they can promote consumer education through their publications.
  • Blog about it – Add a comment about NCPW to blogs you regularly read. Keep your comment brief and include a link to your NCPW event, your website for consumer tips, or consumer.ftc.gov.
  • Spread the word – Encourage your audience to tell friends, family, colleagues and neighbors about NCPW. Word of mouth is powerful!

Resources for local press and social media outreach

Contact your local television, radio or cable access station. Offer to talk about a consumer protection topic you care about, or tell their audience about your NCPW events. Use the following materials to let them know about your organizations’ involvement in NCPW:

NCPW Social Media Images

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NCPW Social Media Messages

Use these messages (or create your own!) and share on social media sites:

  • [ORGANIZATION] is promoting consumer education during National Consumer Protection Week, (March 5 – 11). Know your rights and avoid scams. Visit consumer.ftc.gov [OR your website for consumer tips] for #ConsumerProtection tips and materials!
  • It’s National Consumer Protection Week! Visit consumer.ftc.gov [OR your website for consumer tips] to read, watch, print or order free resources. #ConsumerProtection
  • [ORGANIZATION] is celebrating National Consumer Protection Week (March 5 – 11). Visit consumer.ftc.gov [OR your website for consumer tips] for #ConsumerProtection tips and materials!
  • National Consumer Protection Week is March 5 – 11! Join us for [your event/webinar/twitter chat/etc] on [date]. [URL for details]
  • It’s National Consumer Protection Week! Visit consumer.ftc.gov [OR your website for consumer tips] for #ConsumerProtection tips and materials!

NCPW Military Outreach

NCPW week is a great time to reach out to people in the military community about consumer protection. Our Military Consumer Toolkit can help with outreach. Military Consumer includes many of the same partners as NCPW.

Order Free Resources

Need materials for your upcoming consumer education event? Order free materials at bulkorder.ftc.gov and from our partners (see list below).

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