National Consumer Protection Week

March 05, 2012

Columbia, SC – March 5, 2012 – As part of the Federal Trade Commission’s 14th Annual National Protection Week, 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.

Representatives from the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs, the Better Business Bureau and the U.S. Postal Service will make a media presentation, discuss making wise consumer decisions and answer questions on avoiding scams at The Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community on Tuesday March 6th at 2:00 PM and the Lowman Home Retirement Community on Thursday March 8th at 10 a.m.

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a nationwide event which features state, local and federal organizations, working together to provide information and events to help consumers update their knowledge of challenges we all face in today’s economy, using technology as an asset.

“We’re very excited to be a part of National Consumer Protection Week,” said Jim Camp, president and CEO of BBB serving Central South Carolina and Charleston. “This week is all about teaching consumers the tools to make smarter purchasing decisions, and that’s exactly what we plan to do.”


Additional South Carolina Events Include:

South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs sponsored Shred Days

-Wednesday, March 7th: Charleston Area Convention Center 10-2

-Thursday, March 8th: SHRED 360 Facility-Irmo

                                Home Depot – Sandhills

                                Blossom Street Parking Lot behind the Carolina Coliseum

(All March 8th Shred Days are from 10-2)