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This study reports the results of the Federal Trade Commission’s second statistical survey of fraud in the United States. More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 10/1/2007
This survey shows that 8.3 million American adults, or 3.7 percent of all American adults, were victims of identity theft in 2005. Of the victims, 3.2 million, or 1.4 percent of all adults, experienced misuse of their existing credit card accounts; 3.3 million, or 1.5 percent, experienced misuse of More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 11/1/2007
This study reports the results of the Federal Trade Commission’s second statistical survey of fraud in the United States. The survey found that 30.2 million adults – 13.5 percent of the adult population – were victims of one or more of the frauds included in the survey during the year studied. More More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 10/1/2007
A dramatic rise in subprime foreclosures over the past several years has led to calls for restrictions of, or prohibitions against, a range of lending practices loosely termed “predatory.” Several cities and states have enacted legislation or regulations aimed at eliminating predatory practices, More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Predatory Lending
Date: 8/1/2006
Rapid growth in subprime lending over the past decade has led to rising concerns about abusive practices by subprime lenders. By early 2004, those concerns prompted Georgia and more than 30 other states to pass laws designed to eliminate abusive or predatory lending practices by the financial More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Predatory Lending
Date: 9/1/2004
This survey shows that nearly 25 million adults – 11.2 percent of the adult population – were victims of fraud during the prevous year. Certain racial and ethnic minorities were much more likely to be victims of fraud then non-Hispanic whites. American Indians and Alaska Natives were the ethnic More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Activity
Date: 8/1/2004
This survey shows that nearly 25 million adults – 11.2 percent of the adult population – were victims of fraud during the prevous year. Certain racial and ethnic minorities were much more likely to be victims of fraud then non-Hispanic whites. American Indians and Alaska Natives were the ethnic More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 8/1/2004
This 2003 survey reports that 27.3 million Americans have been victims of identity theft in the five preceding years, including 9.9 million people in the previous year alone. Identity theft losses to businesses and financial institutions totaled nearly $48 billion and consumer victims reported $5 More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 9/1/2003
This article reviews research on the effectiveness of general financial literacy training to draw implications for literacy training related to predatory lending. The article concludes that training offered by high schools and workplaces is associated with improved financial knowledge and More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: predatory lending, financial literacy, financial education
Date: 11/1/2002