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CFTC SmartCheck is a campaign of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). It connects investors to tools to check the registration, license, and disciplinary history of certain financial professionals. This collection of tools allows the responsible investor to confirm the credentials More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Guidance Tools Website
Tags: Investor, Education, Investor Education, Investing, Investment,
Date: 11/25/2014
Comparing written warranties can make a difference in your purchasing decisions. More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 3/29/2013
Tips to help you understand how penny auctions work and recognize the pitfalls before you lose any money. More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 3/29/2013
Should you trust companies that promise to negotiate lower payments for your car loan if you pay them a fee in advance? More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 3/29/2013
This edition of FDIC Consumer News focuses on small businesses. They are crucial to the U.S. economy and they're very important to the entrepreneurs who put their own money and long hours into operating and growing a company. If you're a small business owner – or you want to be – read our tips on More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 4/5/2013
Having trouble resolving an issue with a credit union? This site provides consumer assistance in filing a complaint against a credit union. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 2/19/2013
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 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 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
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