March 1, 2021 
Contact: Abby Matienzo, Communications Manager

NAELA Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week

Hosted by Federal Trade Commission February 28 – March 6, 2021

Washington, DC — Looking to protect yourself from fraud, identity theft, and scams? Maybe you’re wondering about the best way to use credit, how to shop for a used car, or maximize your security online. 
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) has information for you during National Consumer Protection Week — February 28-March 6, 2021 — and any time of the year. 
“Older adults and people with disabilities are common targets for scams and fraud. NAELA member attorneys are dedicated to protecting these vulnerable populations and helping them and their families if they experience financial abuse,” said NAELA President Wendy Shparago Cappelletto, Esq., CAP. 
Learn more about NAELA member attorneys. Also, visit the FTC’s website to learn how to get free consumer education materials and read the latest from consumer protection experts. 

Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Upon joining, NAELA member attorneys agree to adhere to the NAELA Aspirational Standards. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others. The mission of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys is to educate, inspire, serve, and provide community to attorneys with practices in elder and special needs law. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit, or to locate a NAELA member attorney in your area, visit

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