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National Consumer Protection Week

The United States Postal Service and the Postal Inspection Service join with federal, state and local government agencies and consumer protection organizations to announce the 14th Annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 4 – 10, 2012.

This coordinated consumer education campaign encourages individuals across the country to take full advantage of their
consumer rights.

This year’s theme – In a Foreign Lottery, More Than Just the Odds are Against You – the Postal Service and Postal Inspection Service highlight resources available to consumers through various channels. In recognition of NCPW 2012, 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 not to become 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,, and the NCPW website sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission,, for tips about making smarter decisions in the marketplace.

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