National Consumer Protection Week, which this year begins on Sunday, is an annual collaboration between the government and nonprofit organizations to educate consumers about how to make informed buying decisions.
Participating government agencies include the Federal Trade Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the various bank regulators. In addition to the Better Business Bureau, nonrofit partners include AARP, the Consumer Federation of America and the National Urban League. A complete list of participants can be found on at ncpw.gov.