Top Ten Scams of 2017

Top ten scams of 2017 Bogus Internet merchandise sales continue to bedevil consumers, top complaint list.

In 2017, for the fifth consecutive year, the National Consumers League’s Fraud.org received more complaints about Internet merchandise scams than any other type of fraud, making up nearly one-third (29.39%) of complaints received.

Read the full report here.

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AARP to Launch BankSafe Financial Exploitation Identification Training California One of Twelve States Selected for Pilot Launch

California financial institutions have an opportunity to be on the frontlines of combating financial exploitation in our state. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has partnered with more than 200 experts from banks and credit unions across the country to develop BankSafe, a first-of-its-kind, free training program that empowers frontline employees to identify […]

Put your tax refund to work during America Saves Week

Put your tax refund to work during America Saves Week

Each year during America Saves Week (February 26 to March 3), many people make an extra effort to save money. Started in 2007, America Saves Week is an annual opportunity for people to assess their saving status. The timing couldn’t be better—America Saves […]

DON’T Miss this Opportunity! Financial Education Trainer Convening, Resource Fair and Workshop in San Diego

Event Flyer at http://www.dbo.ca.gov/Consumers/Education_Outreach/pdf/Financial%20Resource%20Fair%20Nov%202017%20edited.pdf

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DBO Financial Education Trainer Convening, Resource Fair and Workshop in San Diego Friday, November 17, 2017 – 8:00 am to 1:00 pm State of California 1350 Front Street, Eshleman Auditorium, Room 6003 San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP on Eventbrite! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dbo-financial-education-trainer-convening-resource-fair-and-workshop-in-san-diego-tickets-38769693196

Join Department of Business Oversight (DBO) for a convening on […]

FDIC Money Smart for Young People

Money Smart for Young People

Vea esta página en español https://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/moneysmartsp/young.html

The FDIC’s new instructor-led Money Smart for Young People series consists of four free individual grade-level curriculum available for immediate download below. The materials are available for immediate download.

Video Overview https://youtu.be/1_0Z99U3m8Q

Grades Pre-K-2 Download https://catalog.fdic.gov/money-smart-young-people-pre-k-grade-2-downloadable

Grades 3-5 Download https://catalog.fdic.gov/money-smart-young-people-grades-3-5-downloadable

Grades 6-8 Download […]

FTC:The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do

FTC: The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do SHARE THIS PAGE Facebook Twitter Linked-In From the Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC

If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach at Equifax, […]

Financial Planning Days coming to cities near you!

Financial Planning Days coming to cities near you!

“WE GREATLY ENJOYED TALKING TO FINANCIAL PLANNERS ONE-ON-ONE IN A NO-PRESSURE ENVIRONMENT.”

Costa Mesa, CA Orange County Financial Planning Day October 14, 2017

San Rafael, CA Marin Financial Planning Day November 4, 2017

Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Financial Planning Day October 28, 2017

Rosemead, […]

10 Scams Targeting Bank Customers

10 Scams Targeting Bank Customers The basics on how to protect your personal information and your money

En Español https://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/esp/cnsum17/scams.html

The FDIC often hears from bank customers who believe they may be the victims of financial fraud or theft, and our staff members provide information on where and how to report suspicious activity. To help […]

Upcoming FDIC Webinar: Tools to Teach Personal Finance Inside and Outside the Classroom

Upcoming FDIC Webinar: Tools to Teach Personal Finance Inside and Outside the Classroom

When:

August 10, 2017 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time Location:

WebEx Webinar Registration Closing Date:

August 10, 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time Interested in learning about tools that can help your students learn about money? They’re FREE and they’re FUN! Join […]

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) and Broker-Dealer Task Force are warning the more than 5 million Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants, and investors in other federal government employee retirement plans, that investment scam artists may pretend to be affiliated with a government agency.

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) and Broker-Dealer Task Force are warning the more than 5 million Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants, and investors in other federal government employee retirement plans, that investment scam artists may pretend to be affiliated with a government agency.

Federal government agencies, including the SEC, do […]