Share Tips, Best Practices About Wire Fraud During National Consumer Protection Week
Title and settlement professionals can join the Federal Trade Commission and more than 100 groups and organizations participating in the 23rd annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), which lasts through March 6.
NCPW is a coordinated campaign designed to focus on the importance of keeping consumers informed while providing them with free resources explaining their rights in the marketplace.
This year, the FTC and its partners will participate in a series of events including webinars, Facebook Live events, and Twitter chats throughout the week. These virtual events will cover a range of topics, including avoiding coronavirus scams, government imposters and cyber fraud.
ALTA encourages members to join the discussion by alerting consumers about the danger of wire transfer fraud when buying a home or refinancing. Click here to access tools and resources ALTA has developed to educate consumers about wire fraud
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[ORGANIZATION] is promoting consumer education during National Consumer Protection Week. Check out this AARP podcast to learn how to protect your money when buying a home or refinancing! https://bit.ly/3821Gmx #closingscams #wirefraud #NCPW2021
What's Coming Up
Thursday, March 4
1 p.m. ET:
Participate in the FTC's “Slam the Scam” Twitter chat in Spanish with @laFTC, @USAGovEspanol(link is external), and @SeguroSocial(link is external) on avoiding COVID-19 and imposter scams. Use the hashtag #OjoConLasEstafas(link is external) and #NCPW2021(link is external) to follow the conversation.
Topics will include avoiding online scams, including phishing, tech support scams and COVID-19 scams.
1 p.m. ET:
Join the FTC, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and AARP’sFraud Watch Network for a webinar on Cyber Scams & Older Adults (link is external).
3 p.m. ET:
Participate in our “Slam the Scam” Twitter chat in English with @FTC (link is external), @USAGov (link is external), @SocialSecurity (link is external). Use the hashtag #SlamTheScamChat (link is external) and #NCPW2021 (link is external) to follow the conversation.
7 p.m. ET
Join the FTC for a Facebook Live (link is external) with colleagues from the Social Security Administration’s Office of the Inspector General on how to spot and avoid Social Security scams. Please join the FTC and ask questions.