NJBankers Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week

Learn how to safeguard information and not fall victim to fraud and scams

 

Looking to protect yourself from fraud, identity theft, and scams? Maybe you’re wondering about the best way to use credit, how to shop for a used car, or maximize your security online.

The New Jersey Bankers Association has helpful information on this and more for you during National Consumer Protection Week — March 3-9, 2019.

According to John E. McWeeney, Jr., President and CEO of NJBankers, “It seems that every other day we hear about attacks on businesses as well as individuals so at NJBankers, we feel it is important to stop these swindlers by educating the public on ways to protect information and not fall victim to fraud or scams.” McWeeney went on to state that “NJBankers is also dedicated to fostering the understanding of financial services so that consumers can make intelligent choices.”

National Consumer Protection Week is a time to help people understand how to protect themselves, learn their consumer rights, and learn how to make well-informed decisions about money. The Federal Trade Commission provides information for reporting ID Theft and offers several Consumer Alerts so you can keep abreast of the latest scams that are circulating.  

Learn more by visiting  https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/ to read about and even watch videos about financial choices and the ways to protect yourself from scams and fraud.  Get free consumer education materials and read the latest from consumer protection experts for tips on staying knowledgeable and safe.