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Week marked as Nat'l Consumer Protection Week
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MONROE - The U.S. Postal Service and the Postal Inspection Service, along with government agencies, advocacy organizations and private sector groups, are marking this week as National Consumer Protection Week.

"The Monroe Post Office is proud to work with a broad coalition of groups to share tips and information to protect consumers against fraud," said Postmaster Douglas E. Crooks. "Consumers have a high confidence in the mail and expect the postal service to protect the privacy of their personal information."

Established in 1998, National Consumer Protection Week is a federal program, led by the Federal Trade Commission, to draw attention to issues and ideas that help customers become smarter consumers of products, materials and services and improve their knowledge of how to combat fraud.

This year's theme, "Dollars and 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 this week, the postal service 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.

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