Fraud Prevention Month
The Fraud Prevention Month initiative is a series of education campaigns run every year by ICPEN members under a common theme but focusing on an issue relevant to each individual participating agency.
Through this initiative we educate consumers and businesses about scams and furnish them with appropriate information on how to protect themselves from falling prey to unfair businesses.
Each year ICPEN participants implement various Fraud Prevention Month activities. We have addressed such topics as:
- deceptive and aggressive retail tactics used to lure consumers into an agreement,
- identity theft,
- misleading advertising,
- legal requirements concerning pricing information and labelling,
- online shopping,
- false lottery and business directories,
- health fraud.
Often our campaigns target particular audiences including the young, the elderly, small businesses and charities, and have a range of community, non-government, and private sector organisations as partners.
Fraud Prevention Month 2020
The 2019|2020 ICPEN Presidency Colombia launched the 2020 Fraud Prevention Month Campaign focused on #COVID19Emergency on 4 April 2020. ICPEN Members will collaborate and cooperate work delivering #ConsumerProtection education and targeted enforcement action #ProtectingConsumersWorldwide. #ConsumerProtection enforcers and #consumers #FightTogether promoting #ResponsibleConsumption and being #ActiveConsumers, #PreventingScams and reporting fraudulent business practices to #econsumer.gov
2020 Fraud Prevention Month Campaign messaging