Important Notices

Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) Announces Participation in National Consumer Protection Week

March 3-9, 2013

It's not too late to participate!

The California Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) encourages financial institutions to participate in National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) outreach and help Californians to take full advantage of free financial education resources and make better-informed decisions in the marketplace as part of National Consumer Protection Week, March 3-9, 2013. National Consumer Protection Week is a coordinated campaign that encourages consumers nationwide to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions.

DFI has developed programs and publications to help inform, educate and protect consumers. In conjunction with other state agencies, including the Department of Consumer Affairs and Department of Corporations, the state is actively promoting educational opportunities during National Consumer Protection Week in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Participating organizations urge consumers to take advantage of the free resources available on topics including banking, credit and debt, identity theft, rights and responsibilities, scams and fraud.

The DFI Web site features an array of resources designed to help consumers learn safe financial practices and how to avoid fraud, including brochures and materials on filing a complaint regarding a state financial institution, sending money to foreign countries, tips on financial transactions, a financial glossary, and a large clearinghouse of financial education resources for youth and adults.

Get Involved

There are easy to use banners, buttons, sample documents, and other tools to promote NCPW.
There is a link to National Consumer Protection Week on the Home page of the DFI Website, see or visit

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