National Consumer Protection Week

ANNUAL NATIONAL CONSUMER PROTECTION WEEK

The United States Postal Service and the Postal Inspection Service announce the 13th Annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 6 – 12, 2011. This coordinated consumer education campaign encourages individuals across the country to take full advantage of their consumer rights.

This year’s theme – Your Information Destination – highlights resources available to consumers through various channels. In recognition of NCPW 2011, the Postal Service and its partners are promoting free resources to help people protect their privacy, manage money and debt, avoid identity theft, understand credit and mortgages, and steer clear of frauds and scams. The goal of NCPW is to educate consumers and
raise awareness of how to avoid becoming a victim of a fraud scam.

The Postal Service encourages everyone to visit the U.S. Postal Service/Postal Inspection Service website dedicated to fraud education and prevention, www.deliveringtrust.com, and the NCPW website sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission, www.ncpw.gov, for tips about making smarter decisions in the marketplace.

The Cedar Rapids Main Post Office located at 6th Ave and 6th Street SE, will have free brochures and DVDs all week, while supplies last.

If you have questions please contact the following Postal Inspectors:

Cedar Rapids and Eastern Iowa
Public Information Officer, Inspector Ron Jewell
Phone: (319) 399-2993

Des Moines and Western Iowa
Public Information Officer, Inspector Kevin Marshall
Phone: (515) 253-2687

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