It's National Consumer Protection Week

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

NTEU is proud to represent the federal employees who help advocate for consumers, protect them from fraud and scams and make sure financial companies treat people fairly.

Several NTEU-represented agencies are NCPW partners, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Internal Revenue Service, National Credit Union Administration, Food and Drug Administration, Securities and Exchange Commission and Social Security Administration.

These agency websites offer free consumer-friendly tips on everything from avoiding telephone scams to paying for college to choosing a financial advisor. You can also log on to file consumer complaints, register for do not call lists, report identity theft, get a free credit report and much more.

As part of NCPW, there are social media chats the rest of the week on avoiding scams around tax season, student loan repayment and social security.

A schedule of these chats and a full list of resources on government websites is available here.