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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: 9/22/2017
"Card skimming," involves attaching devices to money machines that read the information on your debit and credit cards when you swipe them. When combined with a nearby concealed camera to record your personal identification number (PIN), the thieves can get everything they need to drain your More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Brief Consumer report Tips Tools
Tags: scams, fraud, card skimmers, protection
Date: 4/20/2017
This consumer advisory describes common foreclosure scams, suggests ways homeowners can avoid those scams, and outlines new federal rules to protect homeowners from such schemes. This advisory also lists 10 warning signs homeowners can use to identify foreclosure scams. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Brief Tools
Tags: mortgage, modification, scams, foreclosure rescue
Date: 4/20/2017
Money Smart for Older Adults (MSOA) is stand-alone instructor-led training module developed by Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) which provides awareness among older adults and caregivers on how to prevent elder financial exploitation More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Date: 4/12/2017
Find out how you can improve your credit and get free or low-cost help. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
How, why, and when to order the free copies of your credit report you’re entitled to from each of the nationwide credit reporting companies. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
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: 3/31/2017
Many work-at-home opportunities are promoted by scam artists. If you pay in, it’s likely that you will spend more than you can earn. More information...
Type of Resource: Article Website
Tags: business, owning a business
Date: 3/31/2017
Learn what can happen when you give your checking account number to a stranger who calls you. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
Some advance-fee loan and credit card offers have tell-tale signs that can help you avoid getting ripped off. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017