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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
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
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
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
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
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
Website with downloadable brochure that describes some typical financial frauds and scams, and steps to take to protect yourself. the types of fraud are grouped into three major categories: fraud on the phone; fraud at the door; and fraud through the mailbox. More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Brochure Website
Date: 3/28/2012