FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2023
NEW YORK, NY – Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Commissioner Vilda Vera Mayuga today issued annual Holiday Shopping Tips to help consumers navigate this holiday season. With these helpful multilingual tips, New Yorkers will be able to avoid seasonal scams and overspending while also learning how to create a budget and be smarter shoppers.
“With the holiday season fast approaching, finding the best deals that fit in our budget can be a struggle,” said DCWP Commissioner Vilda Vera Mayuga. “With our tips, whether enjoying Holiday Season Open Streets while shopping iconic Midtown Manhattan, supporting your neighborhood businesses, or shopping online, New Yorkers can be smarter shoppers by avoiding overspending, high-interest credit card debt, and financing schemes this holiday season.”
The NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP)—formerly the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)—protects and enhances the daily economic lives of New Yorkers to create thriving communities. DCWP licenses more than 45,000 businesses in more than 40 industries and enforces key consumer protection, licensing, and workplace laws that apply to countless more. By supporting businesses through equitable enforcement and access to resources and, by helping to resolve complaints, DCWP protects the marketplace from predatory practices and strives to create a culture of compliance. Through its community outreach and the work of its offices of Financial Empowerment and Labor Policy & Standards, DCWP empowers consumers and working families by providing the tools and resources they need to be educated consumers and to achieve financial health and work-life balance. DCWP also conducts research and advocates for public policy that furthers its work to support New York City’s communities.
Michael Lanza / Stephany Vasquez Sanchez
Department of Consumer and Worker Protection