DENVER, CO — National Consumer Protection Week (March 5-11, 2017) is a coordinated campaign that aims to “help people understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about money.” BBB is one of many partnering organizations offering consumers tips on various topics such as identity theft, credit management, shopping and scams.
In 2016, BBB helped consumers resolve issues through 21,467 closed complaints and 9,836 published customer reviews. BBB also offers Scam Tracker, an online tool for the public to report scams and learn about scams reported by others, and Dispute Resolution Services, including mediation and arbitration, to help resolve individual concerns.
In recognition of NCPW, Better Business Bureau will join The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) on March 9th for a Consumer Protection Resource Fair at the University of Colorado-Boulder campus. Many local partner organizations will be in attendance to provide free informational resources to consumers. The event takes place at the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Kittredge Hall Central Multi-Purpose Room located at 2480 Kittredge Loop Drive Boulder, CO 80310 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
BBB serving Denver/Boulder also offers consumers the following advice to protect themselves:
ABOUT BBB: For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2015, people turned to BBB more than 172 million times for BBB Business Reviews on more than 5.3 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for the local, independent BBBs in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as home to its national programs on dispute resolution, advertising review, and industry self-regulation.