Celebrate National Consumer Protection Week with your BBB
BBB participates in National Consumer Protection Week March 4 – 10 to protect consumers
AUSTIN, Texas - Feb. 28, 2012 – Better Business Bureau is joining with federal, state and local government agencies, and national organizations to promote consumer education during the 14th annual National Consumer Protection Week, March 4-10.
“We’re very excited to be a part of National Consumer Protection Week,” said Carrie A. Hurt, president and CEO of BBB serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin. “This week is all about teaching consumers the tools to make smarter purchasing decisions, and that’s exactly what we plan to do.”
Thousands of consumers turn to BBB as the preeminent resource on businesses, and our goal is to go the extra mile in encouraging consumers to take full advantage of their consumer rights. Each day during NCPW, BBB will issue a daily consumer protection tip on a variety of consumer issues, such as credit and debit cards, buying a car, giving wisely to charity and other important marketplace issues.
In addition, BBB professionals will be participating in several speaking engagements across Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin educating consumers on identity theft and common scams. A full list of all BBB events taking place during NCPW can be found at www.austin.bbb.org/consumer-protection-week.
Check in daily with BBB through Facebook (www.facebook.com/YourBBB), Twitter (@CentralTexasBBB) and our blog (watchyourbuck.com) to see the daily consumer protection tips and to share ideas and tips of your own.
A complete list of the organizations involved in NCPW can be found here.
About Better Business Bureau:
BBB's mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. BBB accomplishes this mission by creating a community of trustworthy businesses, setting standards for marketplace trust, encouraging and supporting best practices, celebrating marketplace role models and denouncing substandard marketplace behavior.
Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization's high standards of ethical business behavior. BBB is the preeminent resource to turn to for objective, unbiased information on businesses and charities.Contact BBB serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin at (512) 445-4748.