National Consumer Protection Week

man and woman sitting on couch looking at laptop Looking to protect yourself from fraud, identity theft, and scams? This week, March 4-10, is National Consumer Protection Week, when we join the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to help consumers understand their rights and make well-informed decisions about money.

Have questions about how to protect your hard-earned money? You can join us today at 11:00 a.m. EST on Facebook for a special edition of Social Security Live, with Lisa Schifferle of the FTC. We’ll be discussing consumer protection tips, including how to protect yourself and your loved ones from scammers. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from the experts how to protect what’s important to you!

You can visit the National Consumer Protection Week website here to read recent scam alerts and learn about a variety of topics, like privacy, identity, online security, and more.

Social Security has a robust cyber-security program to help us protect the information and resources entrusted to us. You can help secure your information by opening a personal my Social Security account. We’ll continue to do our part to protect what’s important to you and share information on how to protect yourself all year-round.

Don’t forget to RSVP to our special Facebook Live event today!

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59 thoughts on “National Consumer Protection Week

  1. So when will the government stop using my social security number to be shared with the medical network and compromise my identity?

  2. This online stuff all looks fancy, but where is our consumer protection agency on the ground? Couldn’t find you when crooked banks stole my home, can’t find you now when my storage provider calls a 14 foot unit a 16 foot and charges 3 or 400 people in the complex the same way. There’s really nobody out there doing the job as far as we can tell.

    • Yep, SSA is really concerned about your storage locker. Post somewhere on a site that cares about your petty problems.

  3. TODAY IS A MEMORY FOR MARCH 1,2017
    Since my SSI CHECK WAS STOP BY SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION.
    NEXT WEEK ON MARCH 13,2018 IS MY BIRTHDAY 64 YEARS OLD I AM BORN 1954–2018.AND 32 YEARS IN THIS COUNTRY BUT I HAVE HOPE.WE THE PEOPLE.OPINION IS MATTERS.

    • Why don’t you tell us why your SSI welfare payment stopped? Was it for a security reason? If not, why the beef on this site?

  4. I wrote a question regarding my social security on one of your website’s and entered my social security number to help you find my account and it ended up being published on your blog. I could not erase it.
    I do not how to erase it.

    • Why would you do such a thing? Never give out your SSN to anyone except an employer or someone who has a valid reason to have it. Never put it on a public site.

      • Can’t you read. It was a mistake. They put it in at the website request, as SSA does, to verify identity. Do you not have better things to do than peruse these comments with your own self righteousness? Get alife.

  5. I hope not to be a victim of identity theft and hope to maintain my resources and hope to move out of North Carolina

  6. NC has financial problems, Is not a enough that the money I’m receiving from the Government is being paid back into local economy in NC, They want more. NC know that I have a subsidy from the Government having low income , Not having any credit, Working for low paying jobs, I hope that the SSA will protect me having the option to move out of NC, To do better financially.

    • SS does not care where you live unless it is a barred country such as Iran or N Korea. Check with them if you plan on living in a hell hole.

  7. I am having a problem with Identity Theft from and OLD
    PHONE that was STOLEN by a person in a wheel chair!

  8. I told the person who stole it, I bought a NEW PHONE,
    and NEW PHONE NUMBER, and it is still costing me
    money with IDENTITY THEFT PROBLEMS !

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