National Consumer Protection Week

Scammers are on the lookout for new deceptive tricks to line their pockets with your cash, and they’ll use every technique in their arsenal to lie, cheat, and bully their way into your pockets. It’s up to you to protect yourself and loved ones from these criminals, but you’re not alone in the fight.

This week is National Consumer Protection Week, a time dedicated to raising consumer awareness about the tactics scammers might use to steal your hard-earned money, and how to prevent them from doing it.

The Postal Inspection Service has developed the website http://deliveringtrust.com to provide you with the tools you need to defend yourself against fraud. The website contains detailed information on a variety of fraudulent schemes including foreign lottery and sweepstakes scams, elder fraud, and how to report fraud.

The Federal Trade Commission also has a website at http://ncpw.gov that contains free consumer protection education materials, articles on the latest scams, and links to helpful resources.

The Inspectors

The Inspectors

If you haven’t tuned in to “The Inspectors” recently, you’re missing out. The 30-minute CBS daytime drama features Postal Inspectors tackling consumer fraud and other postal crimes based on real case files.

The storyline and educational content complement each other and create a unique program that both engages and informs viewers.

To watch the next episode of “The Inspectors” this Saturday, check your local CBS station listing.

“The Inspectors” Debuts Tomorrow

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“The Inspectors,” a new CBS dramatic series about the Postal Inspection Service’s efforts to fight crime and protect the mail, will debut Saturday, Oct. 3. Most stations will air it at 10:30 a.m., although times may vary.

The half-hour show aims to educate viewers on how to guard themselves from identity theft, email scams and other mail crimes.

The series stars Jessica Lundy and Terry Serpico as Inspectors Amanda Wainwright and Mitch Ohlmeyer. Other characters include Amanda’s teenage son Preston (Bret Green), an intern in the crime lab, and Georgia Darby (Charmin Lee), a forensics expert.

Each episode will conclude with a crime-prevention message from Chief Postal Inspector Guy Cottrell, similar to the messages Efrem Zimbalist Jr. delivered on the 1960s series “The F.B.I.”

Preview videos from “The Inspectors” are available on the show’s Twitter feed.

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