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In today’s digital age, scams come in various forms, often disguised as legitimate messages from trusted companies or even loved ones. Whether it’s a supposed issue with your computer from “Apple” or “Microsoft,” a problem with an Amazon order, or an emergency call from a grandchild, scammers are relentless in their efforts to deceive unsuspecting consumers.

State officials warn against scams ahead of National Consumer Protection Week

As we commemorate National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), it’s crucial to shed light on these scams and empower individuals to recognize and avoid them. Research and experience have shown that open discussions about scams play a vital role in preventing their success.

This NCPW, let’s initiate conversations about scams. Share your knowledge on identifying, sidestepping, and reporting scams with friends, family, and colleagues. Extend a helping hand to those who may require additional guidance or information in safeguarding themselves against fraudulent schemes.

Here’s how you can actively participate in the NCPW dialogue:

  1. Attend a free event hosted by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to learn about the tactics employed by scammers. Choose from a variety of virtual and in-person events available at Encourage others to join you in this educational opportunity.
  2. Spread awareness by accessing free printed materials from These resources are available in multiple languages, ensuring that diverse communities can benefit from them. Additionally, find a plethora of online and print materials in various languages at Download and distribute these materials within your community to amplify the reach of consumer protection information.
  3. Report any suspicious activity to the FTC promptly. Regardless of language barriers, the FTC now accepts reports of scams and identity theft in multiple languages via phone and online platforms.
    • To report in English: or
    • To report in Spanish: or
    • To report scams in your language: Call (877) 382-4357 and press 3 to speak with an interpreter in your language (available from 9-5 ET)
    • To report identity theft in your language: Call (877) 438-4338 and press 3 to converse with an interpreter in your language (available from 9-5 ET)

Let’s unite in our efforts to combat scams and protect consumers’ rights. Together, we can create a safer and more informed environment for everyone.

Take action today to safeguard yourself and your loved ones from scams. Join the conversation, spread awareness, and report suspicious activity to the FTC. Together, we can make a difference in protecting consumers’ rights. Stay informed, stay vigilant, and stay protected.

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