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Your liability for fraudulent credit card charges is $50, but that doesn’t stop scam artists from peddling “loss protection” services. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/25/2013
Cautions homeowners about so-called specialized law firms who urge them to participate in "mass joinder" lawsuits against their mortgage lenders as a way to get favorable loan modifications and stop foreclosure. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Fact Sheet
Date: 2/22/2013
Offers tell-tale signs that a debt collector may be a fake, and what to if you get calls from people trying to collect a debt. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Fact Sheet
Date: 2/22/2013
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 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
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
Information on how to contact the Social Security Administration's Fraud Hotline by internet, U.S. mail, fax, or phone. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012