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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
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: 8/1/2013
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: 5/20/2013
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: 5/20/2013
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
Provides information to help you avoid fraud, manipulation, and abusive trading practices. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 2/22/2013
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
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