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Some advance-fee loan and credit card offers have tell-tale signs that can help you avoid getting ripped off. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/25/2013
Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission. It’s a serious crime that can wreak havoc with your finances, credit history, and reputation — and can take time, money, and patience to resolve. More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Guide Tools Video Website
Date: 3/25/2013
Provides information to help you avoid fraud, manipulation, and abusive trading practices. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 2/22/2013
After the shock of a disaster, it’s time to rebuild. Starting over requires a lot of complex choices, uncertainty and expense. Being prepared and knowing how to protect yourself can help you avoid scams, save money and get back on your feet faster. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Blogs
Tags: protecting, rebuilding, disaster, unplanned events, contractors, fraud, home
Date: 11/6/2012
This blog post explains some deceptive practices and how to avoid them. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Blogs
Tags: loan scam, scam, natural disaster, unplanned events, recovery
Date: 10/30/2012
This website presents facts about investments that are not deposits and are not insured by the FDIC. More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
This FDIC Consumer News article which provides you with a checklist of ways to reduce your chances of becoming a victim of identity theft and fraud, and resources that can assist if you are now or become a victim of identity theft. Learn to minimize your risk. A con artist who knows your Social More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Checklist Tools Website
Date: 3/28/2012
This website presents a multi-media education tool to help you learn how to protect yourself and your computer against Identity Thieves. The presentation provides information on steps you should take to secure your computer and protect yourself from identity theft, as well as actions you should More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Presentation Video Website
Date: 3/28/2012
This website, with downloadable brochure provides information on common foreclosure prevention scams, tips for detecting fraudulent deals, and resources for reporting criminal activity. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Brochure Website
Date: 3/27/2012
Everyday, companies target consumers who have poor credit histories with promises to clean up their credit report so they can get a car loan, a home mortgage, insurance, or even a job once they pay them a fee for the service. The truth is, these companies can’t deliver an improved credit report for More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012