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2005 National Consumer Protection Week/OVC's Web Forum

National Consumer Protection Week

OVC participated as a member of the Steering Committee to help launch the Federal Trade Commission's seventh annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) campaign, held February 6-12, 2005. The theme for 2005 was "Identity Theft: When Fact Becomes Fiction." NCPW highlighted key resources for victims and professionals serving victims, including OVC's Directory of Crime Victim Services, which lists more than 6,000 victim service providers in the United States and abroad.

Federal agencies

State agencies

Consumer advocates

  • Consumer Federation of America
  • National Association of Attorneys General
  • National Association of Consumer Affairs Administrators
  • Identity Theft Resource Center
  • Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
  • National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators
  • National Consumers League
  • American Association of Retired Persons
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Call for Action

OVC's Web Forum on Identity Theft

During NCPW 2005, OVC hosted a question and answer session about identity theft on its Web Forum bulletin board: Help for Victim Service Providers. OVC arranged for guest hosts: cofounders of the Identity Theft Resource Center, Ms. Linda Goldman-Foley and Mr. Jay Foley. More than 70 messages were posted during the question and answer session. The forum's bulletin board is still available for you to view comments and add your own ideas and best practices on assisting victims of identity theft. Visit the OVC Web Forum Message Board on Identity Theft.

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