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News Release

For Immediate Release
February 17, 2010

Contact:
Senior Assistant Attorney General James T. Boffetti
(603) 271-3643

National Consumer Protection Week – March 7-13
The New Hampshire Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau Gears up for 12th Annual National Consumer Protection Week

The Attorney General's Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau joins with federal, state and local government agencies and consumer protection organizations to announce the 12th Annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 7-13. This coordinated consumer education campaign encourages individuals across the country to take full advantage of their consumer rights.

This year's theme – Dollars & Sense: Rated "A" for All Ages – highlights the importance of using good consumer sense at every stage of life – from grade school to retirement. In recognition of NCPW 2010, the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau and its partners are promoting free resources to help people protect their privacy, manage money and debt, avoid identity theft, understand credit and mortgages, and steer clear of frauds and scams.

"The message of National Consumer Protection Week 2010 is that it is never too early or too late to become a more informed and empowered consumer," said Attorney General Michael A. Delaney. "Regardless of your age or financial situation, there are useful lessons to learn about spending and managing money wisely." Delaney added. The New Hampshire Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau encourages everyone to visit the NCPW Web site, www.consumer.gov/ncpw, for tips about making smarter decisions in the marketplace.

The New Hampshire Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau will provide valuable consumer information at several post offices around the state, selected Town Offices and the Concord Public Library.


New Hampshire Department of Justice | 33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658