Welcome to NCPW 2014

Sunday marks the 16th annual National Consumer Protection Week. The Federal Trade Commission stands with 74 federal, state and local agencies and organizations to stand up for consumers by highlighting the very best in consumer education resources.

NCPW BannerThe NCPW site offers practical and timely information to help you recognize and report scams; manage debt; use technology wisely; evaluate products and services; fight identity theft; and see the truth behind advertising claims.  

NCPW partners are committed to empowering people. Consumer confidence drives our economy. But, fraud, deception and privacy breaches can shake that confidence. So, please read, use and share the information housed there that make NCPW such a terrific resource. Order free resources, subscribe to updates from partner organizations, and get tools to plan your own event any time of the year.

Together, let’s make every week a good week for consumers and for consumer education.      

Thanks in large part to the tireless work of the agencies and organizations involved in this effort, consumers are becoming more aware of and empowered against dishonest business practices that threaten their buying power and overall financial health.

We have taken up this charge to fight scams and violations of consumer protection rights by investigating consumer complaints, taking legal action in many cases, and creating consumer education resources to inform consumers of their rights and risks.

So, I can’t stress enough the importance of reporting dishonest business practices and other violations of your consumer rights.


I feel so much more protected and I am so thankful for this protection...

thank you SO much for this informative site! I was the attempted victim of a phishing scam via text message just yesterday as were MANY others in my small community. Thank goodness I knew enough not to provide personal information.

I bought Humana dental insurance.At the time of purchase online , we had to pick a dentist from a list in our area.After we purchased the policy we called the dentist and he said to call in a few days because they ere busy.We immediately then called Humana and after 30 minutes they anserwed the phone and said to fill out this form.We paid for a service and they took our money and that's it.I feel this is a scam.

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I have become extremely concerned reguarding some of these gaming and chat web sites that attact the lonely and our children to.play their games and have abusive chat n pornographic material within the games n on site. There are scams galore on these sites and am dismayed that after all this time still no action has been taken. As much as I hate to say this, but it appears it's time for big brother to get on board.

Someone set up a social networking profile on a website for twenty-something's using my email address. I reported it to multiple sources and even to the user and her prospective dates because I was able to enter their live streaming conversations. After all, it was MY email address. Almost everything stopped after I pled my case to at least four sources. However, the website continues to email batches of profiles including photos of young men. I've reported it as spam and have contacted the webmaster again saying I feel harassed...to no avail. My privacy has been breached. What is my recourse?

people who i know always get caught doing things that they should not do. once someone try to go into my Facebook account and try to put up naked pictures of other people and saying it was me which it wasn't. i never in my life do something like that.they need to stop what they are doing and get a life.

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