Johnson endorses Consumer Protection Week
NCPW 2009 – Nuts and Bolts: Tools for Today’s Economy – highlights consumer education efforts across the nation and the state. Information can help people get the most for their money, whether they are trying to stretch their paychecks, find a quick fix for a spotty credit history, or tell the difference between a real deal and a potentially fraudulent product or service.
On Wednesday, March 4, from 11 a.m. to noon, the U.S. Postal Service (Atlanta District) and the Postal Inspection Service will partner with the Federal Trade Commission, Better Business Bureau and the Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs to hold a press conference and rally on the steps of the State Capitol.
The event will highlight how to avoid ID theft and fraudulent schemes.
“I know most people don’t have the free time to attend the rally, but in these tough economic times there are other resources at people’s fingertips that can help them avoid scams and spend more wisely,” said Johnson.
According to the Federal Trade Commission, scam artists, fraudsters and four flushers follow the headlines, and are likely to be using the economic downturn to take advantage of consumers who might be underwater financially. The NCPW Web site has tools people can use to recognize a rip off, sniff out a scam and make smart choices for today’s market.
For more information about NCPW or to scan the Consumer Action Handbook, visit www.consumer.gov/ncpw. For Spanish, go to www.Consumidor.gov.