National Consumer Protection Week 2014

UPDATE: Big congratulations to our Friday winner: Jaime Tucker! 

In answer to our question, We’d love to know…which of the resources on our Resources Page was your favorite?, Jaime shared the following answer:

“Mobile banking.”

And the winner of the iPad mini is Carrie Douthit!! Congratulations Carrie! Here’s what Carrie said was her favorite resource:

“The technology and privacy information was the most useful to me. Thank you.”

Thanks to everyone for playing! And remember, you can access all of our free 2014 consumer protection resources at any time on this page:

It’s the 5th and final day of our National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) celebration! We’ve already given away four amazing prize bundles, full of amazing products from direct selling companies, and today we’re giving away one more! We’ve also been highlighting some of the amazing resources available on the web to help you make informed choices as a consumer and business owner.

Each day this week, we’ve posted a question. When you use the NCPW resources we’ve provided to answer the question, you’ll be entered to win an amazing gift tote full of products from a number of generous companies in the direct sales industry. We’ve provided some bonus entry options as well.

We’re giving away a bundle of amazing products worth over $750 each day, so be sure to come back each day to enter!

Prize Details

Today’s winner will receive a bundle of products from over 20 DSA member companies, including at least one of the following from each of these companies:

On Friday, we will choose one name from among all entries throughout the week to win an iPad mini, donated by Mannatech. Winner will be announced Monday, March 10 on our Facebook Page.

Contest also sponsored by Nu Skin, who is generously providing program funding.


How to Enter

Simply leave a comment answering today’s question: We’d love to know…which of the resources on our Resources Page was your favorite? (Find all the resources on our NCPW resources page! – Opens in a separate window)

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* Contest is open to residents of the US and Canada, ages 18 and older.

Good luck, and don’t forget to tell your friends!

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  1. Claudette says:

    Love the section on identity theft!

  2. I loved the section on Ethics…being a direct seller, this is very important to me.

  3. CATHY BOLTZ says:

    Ethics is very important and I am so happy it is addressed in the resources.

  4. The section regarding identity theft is very useful!

  5. Jen Bradley says:

    The Scam Alerts section is very informative and helpful

  6. Pyramid Schemes: A Guide from the National Consumer’s League

  7. Kai B says:

    Scams and swindles. This has hit very close to home.

  8. I liked the hacked email tip!

  9. Kim Cook says:

    They are all great, however, I enjoy the ethics videos the most ~ such great information!

  10. Aleasha says:

    I really liked the technology and the identity theft. Those two were my favorite.

  11. Scams! This week is Scam protection week and working for the postal service you see to many good people needing info on this.

  12. My favorite article was in the Business category and subcategory Endorsements! Great info!

  13. Leslie Wareham says:

    It would definitely have to be ethics. It is very important to me and one of the reasons I shied away from a DS business for so long.

  14. I loved th resource on identity theft

  15. Ellen Burns says:

    Identity theft ~Very informative.

  16. Ellen Burns says:

    Identity theft.. Very informative.

  17. The technology and privacy information was the most useful to me. THank you.

  18. Angel Maslen says:

    Shopping and Saving!

  19. Angel Maslen says:

    I also liked identity theft info. Always have to be on the look out for this!

  20. Deborah L says:

    The section of Technology that discusses disposing of your mobile device.

  21. I think the overall best resource is learning/understanding identify theft. In this day and age of so much electronic/internet it’s important to know how to protect yourself and your business. I also was very interested in the investing.

  22. tammy shelton says:

    I like the section on Swindles and Scams.

  23. Julie Winters says:

    Identity theft

  24. Allie Strand says:

    I love the Technology section – it is an area I am trying to grow with my business, so the extra resources are VERY helpful!

  25. Jennifer says:

    Scams and swindles. I e been having a conversation with a very anti-MLM. This helped a lot!

  26. I liked so many of the topics. I enjoyed reading more about identity theft and the many different forms. But I was also interested in learning about the different types of buying plans. That was an interesting topic.

  27. Chelle O says:

    I loved the identity theft section

  28. Lisa Caldwell says:

    Reading about the fraud id in health care has helped as I’m previously referred to as preexisting heart patient, helps to keep an eye out and where to look even with such a short time frame that I noted in the article. Didn’t realize it was so close.

  29. Ethics and Identity Theft are two of my favorite sections

  30. Lisa Caldwell says:

    Health care ID fraud caught my eye but all are good

  31. Jennifer Crawford says:

    I liked the article on preventing credit card skimming. As this is a fear for me.

  32. The Code on ethics, as a business owner, we need to be trusted or else its failure.And telemarketing scams now I have more info to handle them…

  33. Stephanie says:

    The tips on disposing of your mobile device were super helpful. I have several old phones in a drawer at home because I’m not sure what to do with them. Thank you!

  34. My favorite resource was the information for online job seekers. I never thought about a scam artist stealing my personal information there. Oops! I never knew to check to see if my resume could be completely deleted from a website. Good info!

  35. karen says:

    I love them all but the scam alerts are to me very important. I will keep you handy always. Thanks for your publushing

  36. I absolutely loved the Code of Ethics videos, very humorous and informative. I look forward to sharing this information with my team members to help them hold their integrity high.

  37. Natalie says:

    Because I work with kids – Protecting Your Child’s Privacy Online!

  38. Angela Ice says:

    I love all of the resources that are offered. :) Ethics are very helpful :) Thank you

  39. Alice Andreat says:

    Oh…that’s a tough one! All the information this week was very useful…I have to say ethics! Thanks for all the great info!

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  41. Adela Kline says:

    My favorite was the mobile banking and the five tips on how to do it.
    A lot of learning in preventing scamings, fraud and a lot of resources. Being a direct seller is very important and useful information to me. Thank you for the opportunity.

  42. Traci Motes says:

    Love everything. Identity theft was a great read.

  43. Beth W says:

    With a 15 year old in the house, any information to help with cyberbullying is helpful ~ also identity theft ranks right up there as really scary stuff…..

  44. The code of ethics section is very helpful. It lets me know how I can not only advise my team, but educate customers & potential recruits who are always wary they are being scammed. It’s nice to have information to back up my DS biz

  45. cathy hoehn says:

    I need to learn more about identity theft!

  46. stacy says:

    I love the green summary guide

  47. Carrie Edmonds says:

    Shopping and saving!

  48. Wendy Bach says:

    I appreciated the info on Identity Theft

  49. Lisa Kastler says:

    I really enjoyed the topic on “Pyramid Scheme”. There seems to be a great deal on confusion on recruiting for a direct sales company vs. a pyramid scheme. This will help me clarify this distinction with others who may be confused. Thanks.

  50. Renee Gates says:

    I love the business ethics information, but the TECHNOLOGY section was very relevant in my life at this time.

  51. Brenda Penton says:

    Protecting Your Child’s Privacy Online and Cyberbullying in the Technology section. As a mom of two, I am always trying to learn as much as possible for these topics. The Hacked Email section is also something I will be passing on to friends and family, as they seem to have problems in this area.

  52. Nancy Hiatt says:

    Wow – wish I knew about this a few month’s ago! Hard to decide between technology and automotive (buying a used car).

  53. Mandy Nobles says:

    My favorite resource was the one on Ethics.

  54. Erinn says:

    I loved the information about non toxic materials.

  55. Loved the Ethic Videos! Great information!

  56. Belinda says:

    I enjoyed the info regarding ethics of Direct sales companies and the difference between direct sales and pyramid schemes. I think the resources on scams and technology will be helpful in the future!!

  57. Vickie Courson says:

    I really like the free e-book, “Business Owner’s Road Map to Success”. But all the resources are great!

  58. Stephanie says:

    Auto contracts and warranties

  59. Pyramid scheme section is very informative!

  60. Gayleen Gurr says:

    the section on identity theft

  61. Bonnie Burgamy says:

    My favorite is the Technology resource as well as the Direct Selling Ethics videos!

  62. Nicole Cowen says:

    I would have liked the free e-book but couldn’t download it but last year I signed up for Money Wise teleseminars and got some great information.

  63. Kristina Tyrer says:

    Ethics is very important in my eyes when in direct sales. I always want to ensure I am acting in the most ethical manner. Thank you!

  64. Jan says:

    The free ebook was my favorite

  65. Lisa Merrill says:

    The identity theft info was very informative!

  66. I think the best part of the resourses page are the videos on the code of ethics. They provide good information that’s easy to learn and they are instructional. My goal is to follow the code of ethics and have it be my business mantra.

  67. Karen Eagle says:

    I was hacked a couple of months ago and did not know it until the bank sent me information about my debit card. I really enjoyed the banking ias well as the identity theft information. All of the various topics contained very valuable information.

  68. Laura Holmes says:

    I loved the section on Identity Theft – it was very helpful as its happened to me and gave me some great tips to protect my identity. I also loved the Scam Alert section – I found some good info there as well.

  69. Courtney M says:

    I would have never even thought about the security of public wifi. It is so second nature to just connect to whatever, but this section definitely have me something to think about when doing business!

  70. Jose Rivera says:

    I love the National Consumer protection week. It’s great to know that we have rights and there’s someone outhere protecting the consumers’ interests…

  71. I really valued the info on buying a new/used car! This is a purchase I will be making soon and appreciated the new knowledge!

  72. DSEF Resources videos

  73. Heidi Peavy says:

    My favorite section of the Resources Page was the information on identity theft. Very useful information in today’s world.

  74. Bons says:

    I like the parts on identity theft, scam alert and technology – all very informative and useful!

  75. Tara says:

    I liked the bit about How to choose a legit business opportunity because there are so many new DS businesses to choose from it gets a bit overwhelming.

  76. Lesley Brydon says:

    I like the information on Identity Theft…….

  77. Lee Ann Walje says:

    Shopping and saving

  78. I found the Mortgage Modification Scams and Foreclosure Rescue Scams interesting.

  79. Lorna Wares says:

    The Identity Theft section is so valuable today!

  80. Mary Eigler says:

    Going Green under shopping and saving.

  81. Karla Sceviour says:

    I like the shopping and saving section!

  82. Paul Truman says:

    #Ethics for us is the foundation of our business. It was great to read how important it is to our DS organizations.

  83. Ruth Stella Villamizar says:

    In general, I liked all the descriptions about every topic, and in special the Hacked Email, because the use of emails is a current event that I made all the time, with technology like my phone, laptop or tablet; know these information make me understand that the mail for more security that the web page have one hacker can made false emails and made very bad consequences to my company because I send and receive important documents of my job that can prejudice to all my contacts.

  84. Ada Osorio says:

    Enviroment claims:summary of the green guides.Non toxic,marketers who claim for Non toxic products meed competent and reliable scientific evidence that product is safe for people and enviroment.

  85. Liliana Garcia says:

    The identify theft as rally importante forma me

  86. Heather says:

    I like the ethics videos.

  87. I got a lot of information from the videos on the code of ethics. My practices fall in line with what I was seeing and for that I am thankful. It is comforting to know that all companies are adhering to the same guidelines. It puts us all on a level paying field.

  88. Melodie says:

    Identity theft,hacked emails, Scams..Buying & owning a car ,even cyberbullying were all informative & very useful information to know..Thank you much appreciated.

  89. Adam Raty says:

    My favorite is Protecting Your Child’s Privacy Online!

  90. I liked the Identity Theft section the most.

  91. Kari says:

    Loved the going green section and scams section.

  92. Bob Niles says:

    NCPW Resources and the FTC Resources both provide helpful information.

  93. lori b says:

    identity theft is so huge right now, and so important keeping information private

  94. Janice Nisly says:

    I enjoyed the DSA code of ethics part of the web-site!

  95. michelle hurd says:

    Child Identity Theft