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Federal law limits your liability if your credit, ATM, or debit card is lost or stolen, but your liability may depend on how quickly you report the loss or theft. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article 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
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
This article provides steps you can take to make it more difficult for a crook to capture your card or card numbers, and how to report losses and fraud. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/27/2012
This arrticle warns consumers to watch for fraudulent cashier's check schemes and recommends actions they can take to protect themselves. The publication provides tips on what to do when confronted with a counterfeit check and is also available in Spanish. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/27/2012
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
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
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America. A dishonest person who has your Social Security number can use it to get other personal information about you. This site provides Information on how to protect your Social Security number, what to do if you think someone is using your More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
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