FTC Alert for Spanish-speaking victims of a mortgage relief scam
According to the FTC, Brookstone Law and Advantis Law firms convinced homeowners to make an upfront payment to join a mortgage lawsuit against banks and lenders, supposedly to help them avoid foreclosure, get rid of their mortgages, or get money from their lenders.
FTC investigators have discovered that . . . → Read More: FTC Alert for Spanish-speaking victims of a mortgage relief scam
Seniors Information Center
Welcome to the California Department of Insurance (CDI) Senior Information Center. If you are a senior citizen, this website is especially for you. Seniors today face an increasingly difficult time when making decisions about insurance. Changing laws, more choices, and the threat of scams combine to make these decisions even more stressful.
The best way . . . → Read More: CDI Seniors Information Center
FTC Acts to Stop Telemarketing Fraud Targeting Seniors
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal district court in Arizona has temporarily shut down a fraudulent telemarketing scheme that allegedly bilked more than $9 million from thousands of consumers across the nation, many of whom are elderly and live on a fixed income, including military veterans.
According to . . . → Read More: FTC Acts to Stop Telemarketing Fraud Targeting Seniors
CFPB Bulk Publications
Order FREE Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Publications.
The central mission of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans-whether they are applying for a mortgage, choosing among credit cards, or using any number of other consumer financial products.
You may download products by clicking on . . . → Read More: Order FREE Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Publications. – Mail Fraud Alert (10×14 placemat)
IRS Imposter Scams Infographic
Scammers pretend to be IRS officials to get you to send . . . → Read More: IRS Imposter Scams Infographic
“Resources and Tips for Dealing with Debt Collection,” a webcast from CFPB Servicemember Affairs
This production provides tips and information about ways to communicate with debt collectors. Includes resources from CFPB that you can use in dealing with debt . . . → Read More: BBB: “Resources and Tips for Dealing with Debt Collection,” a webcast from CFPB Servicemember Affairs
CFPB announces 30 new Your Money, Your Goals partners to help low-income consumers
– The City of Los Angeles was added as a public entity partner
Original article posted on CFPB website https://caflm.blogs.ca.gov/wp-admin/post-new.php
We’re working to expand the reach of Your Money, Your Goals to more consumers, so we’ve selected 30 new organizations across the country to implement Your . . . → Read More: CFPB announces 30 new Your Money, Your Goals partners to help low-income consumers – Including City of Los Angeles
Posted by the CFPB.
If you were one of the thousands of people who incurred fees as a result of an unauthorized Wells Fargo account, the CFPB has ordered Wells Fargo to refund all of your money. Some payments have already been made; others will be sent in the coming months. Affected customers are not required to take . . . → Read More: CFPB: What you need to know if you were harmed by Wells Fargo
Property Tax Postponement
The State Controller’s Property Tax Postponement Program returned in 2016 after being suspended by the Legislature in 2009.
The program allows homeowners who are seniors, are blind, or have a disability to defer current-year property taxes on their principal residence if they meet certain criteria including 40 percent equity in the home and an annual . . . → Read More: SCO: It’s Back! Property Tax Postponement Program for Qualifying Seniors and Disabled
Data breaches and you – a new video
By the FTC, Division of Consumer & Business Education
Another data breach. And this time, it’s your personal information. Take a deep breath. Then check out this new video from the FTC.
Go to https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/data-breaches-and-you-new-video?utm_source=govdelivery
The video walks you through the steps to take if your information was part of a data . . . → Read More: FCC: Data breaches and you – a new video