SOURCE: The Pampered Chef

March 03, 2008 12:41 ET

The Pampered Chef® Joins Broad Coalition to Sponsor 10th Annual National Consumer Protection Week

ADDISON, IL--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - The Pampered Chef has joined a group of federal, state, and local government agencies and national consumer advocacy organizations to launch the 10th annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 2-8, 2008. NCPW highlights consumer education efforts in the fight against fraud in communities across the nation. NCPW 2008's organizers encourage people from coast to coast to fortify their financial know-how. Financially savvy consumers are likely to make smarter decisions about managing their money, using credit wisely, and building a solid financial foundation.

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), consumers conduct some type of financial transaction requiring an educated decision every day: shopping for a mortgage or auto loan; understanding and reconciling credit card statements and telephone bills; choosing savings and retirement plans; comparing health insurance policies; understanding their credit report and how it affects their ability to get credit and on what terms; or simply deciding how to pay for a purchase.

NCPW partner organizations provide practical -- and tactical -- tips so consumers can learn how to make well-informed financial decisions, avoid credit scams, and protect their personal information. Consumers can boost their financial IQ at consumer.gov/ncpw.

National organizers of this year's NCPW are the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Federal Citizen's Information Center (FCIC), the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Comptroller of the Currency, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators (NACAA), the National Consumers League (NCL), AARP, the Better Business Bureau (BBB), Call for Action, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), and the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG).

"The Pampered Chef strives to provide opportunities for people to live their dreams, including financial freedom and independence, so we are proud to be a part of this year's National Consumer Protection Week campaign," said Marla Gottschalk, Chief Executive Officer for The Pampered Chef. "We hope that consumers will take advantage of the education and resources that NCPW offers to further their financial knowledge and security."

For more information about NCPW, visit consumer.gov/ncpw.

About The Pampered Chef

The Pampered Chef, founded in 1980 by Doris K. Christopher and now part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of businesses, is the premier direct seller of high quality kitchen tools. At in-home cooking demonstrations, called Cooking Shows, guests see products and recipes in action, learn quick and easy food preparation techniques and receive tips on how to entertain with style and ease -- transforming the simple to the spectacular. For more information call 1-888-OUR-CHEF or visit www.pamperedchef.com. The Pampered Chef is a registered trademark.

Contact Information

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    Rochelle Mangold
    The Pampered Chef
    630-792-7842