According to their website, the FTC seeks to “protect consumers against unfair, deceptive or fraudulent practices”. During 2014, there were more than 2.58 million complaints (excluding do-not-call complaints), representing a 16% increase over 2013.
Luckily, there’s a lot you can do! The FTC’s website has information on what scammers do and how you can protect yourself. The FTC has also partnered with libraries to create easily accessible information for consumers.
Stop by the library’s first floor display on consumer information near the elevator and pick-up these free materials. Check out additional information about scammers below.
Here Are FTC webpages you might find helpful:
Scams Against Immigrants
Scams When Looking for a Job. Also, Work-at-Home Scams
Scams Regarding Fake Festivals
Scams Aimed at Spanish Speakers
Consumer Protection Items at Manchester City Library:
- Internet Safety
- Consumer Reports
- Work at Home Now
Your library and the FTC can help when dealing with those pesky scammers.
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Our annual Family Fare line-up continues with Wildlife Encounters! Get up close and fluffy as we welcome some really cool wildlife ambassadors to the library. This show has the potential to be an interactive and eye opening experience where you may see animals you’ve never encountered in your life. Bring your lawn chairs, picnic blankets and plan to join us on Thursday, August 4th, at 6 PM on the library lawn. For more information please contact Mary Gallant at 624-6550 ext. 3311. In the event of rain this program will be held in Library auditorium.
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To our patrons who download eBooks and audiobooks: 3M Cloud Library will be down for maintenance, and unavailable for new checkouts and downloads between 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 26 and 7 a.m., Wednesday, July 27th. You’ll still be able to read or listen to material you’ve downloaded to your device.
A new 3m Cloud Library app will also be available in the next few days.
We apologize for the disruption in service.
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Come sail away, relax and color your summer happy!
We’re having an adult coloring party on Monday night, July 25th, at 6 PM in our air-conditioned Winchell Room. Come on in and try out the hottest hobby trend for adults: adult coloring! The library will provide coloring pages from books designed especially for adults, as well as colored pencils, markers, and crayons. If you prefer, you can bring your own coloring materials to use and enjoy the company. For more information please call Yvonne or the information desk at 624-6550 ext. 3320.
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If you like bugs, then this is your party. We’re going on a bug hunt and you’re invited! There will be bug stories, games and a craft. Come dressed for outside activities and plan to have a buggin’ good time! Join us on Thursday, July 21st at 10 AM and we’ll meet up in the Winchell Room to form our hunting party. This buggy safari is great for children ages 2-5 years old. Refreshments will be served and registration is recommended. For more information please call 624-6550 ext. 3328.
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Our Family Fare series continues this Thursday as we present Dan Grady and his Marvelous Marionettes This is a fast-paced Family Fare show. Dan Grady will perform with his stringed puppet production comprised of routines that have that have something special. This event is sure to tantalize, captivate, enchant and delight all those whom attend. Plan to join us on Thursday July 21st at 6 Pm on the library south lawn for some puppet fun. For more information contact Mary at 624-6550 ext. 3311.
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On July 28th Manchester City Library’s Children’s room will welcome Stephanie Hurd, the community coordinator for N.H. Association for the Blind. Ms. Hurd will present a special Braille Family Story-time with an inter-generational blindfold coloring activity for children who attend. For more information please contact Dee at the Manchester City Library at 624-6550 ext. 3340.
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