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FTC and Partners Spotlight Consumer Protection Week, Discuss Scams on TwitterWe’re in the throes of the 17th Annual National Consumer Protection Week and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 89 partners want to educate people about fraud.

The FTC is partnering with nonprofit groups and businesses, as well as federal, state, and local government agencies to spotlight their efforts to protect consumers by educating people about fraud March 1-7, 2015.

A special Tweet chat session is set for today, Tuesday, March 3 at 2 p.m. ET.

“The FTC will host a Twitter chat and answer consumers’ questions regarding common imposter scams,” according to an FTC release. “These types of scams vary, but often include someone pretending to be a government official, and are consistently an annual top 10 consumer complaint to the FTC. While scammers use a variety of tactics, they share the same goal — to trick consumers out of their money.”

People who want to join the conversation should follow @FTC and tweet #NCPW2015 to participate.

“Organizations committed to consumer protection are energized for National Consumer Protection Week, and the FTC is proud to work with our partners to fight scams in every community,” said Jessica Rich, Director, FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “We can all help stop scams by checking out the advice at NCPW.gov, sharing it, and reporting fraud.”

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