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Answers commonly asked questions about your rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, which requires that debt collectors treat you fairly and prohibits certain methods of debt collection. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
If you're looking for credit, be wary of some 'gold' or 'platinum' card offers promising to get you credit cards or improve your credit rating. While sounding like general-purpose credit cards, some 'gold' or 'platinum' cards permit you to buy merchandise only from specialized catalogues. Marketers More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
Your credit report contains information about where you live, how you pay your bills, and whether you’ve been sued or arrested, or have filed for bankruptcy. Credit reporting companies sell the information in your report to creditors, insurers, employers, and other businesses that use it to More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Tools Website
Date: 3/31/2017
This article provides information on obtaining a free copy of your credit report from each of the nationwide consumer reporting companies – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – once every 12 months. It also provides guidance on disputing incorrect information on your reports. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
Some ads that promise debt relief may be offering bankruptcy if you read between the lines. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
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
If you’re considering using the services of a credit counseling organization, here’s what you can expect. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
Safeguard your personal information, whether it is on paper, online, or on your computers and mobile devices. 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