FINRA Report: Financial Fraud and Fraud Susceptibility in the United States

New FINRA Report

Financial Fraud and Fraud Susceptibility in the United States: New FINRA Foundation Report Finds Americans Are at Risk

Estimates suggest that consumer financial fraud is costing Americans over $50 billion a year, and this number does not include the money allocated for its prevention or the social and emotional cost fraud imposes […]

SEC Office of Investor Education and Advocacy’s Tips on Avoiding Fraud

Avoiding Fraud

Don’t be a fraud victim. A basic understanding of how scam artists work can help you to avoid fraud and protect your hard-earned money. Learning how to invest safely also can assist you in reaching your financial goals and will mean a huge difference in your retirement years.

Here are some ways […]

FTC Testifies on Fraud Against Older Americans

FTC Testifies on Fraud Against Older Americans

The Federal Trade Commission testified before a U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce subcommittee about consumer protection issues facing older Americans, including the agency’s efforts to combat fraud and its education and outreach efforts to help seniors protect themselves.

Testifying on behalf of the Commission, Acting […]

National Consumer Protection Week: March 3-9, 2013 – FBI: Frauds from A to Z

National Consumer Protection Week: March 3-9, 2013

FBI: Frauds from A to Z

The following list provides links to information on many of the common and emerging frauds—both specific schemes and larger categories of crime—investigated by the FBI and its partners.

Adoption Scams Advance Fee Schemes Anti-Aging Product Fraud ATM Skimming Bankruptcy Fraud Corporate […]

CA Attorney General Announces Arrests in ‘We Kill Your Mortgage’ Scheme; Seizure of Fraudulent Websites

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Arrests in ‘We Kill Your Mortgage’ Scheme; Seizure of Fraudulent Websites

– Tips for Homeowners

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced the arrest of three suspects who have been charged in a mortgage fraud scheme targeting struggling Northern California homeowners. Six websites allegedly used by the suspects to advertise […]

Gear Up for a Great NCPW! March 3-9

Gear up for a Great NCPW!

The 15th annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is March 3 – 9, 2013. Government agencies, advocacy organizations, and private sector groups from coast to coast have come together here to share information that can help you make smart decisions about a slew of subjects, including privacy […]

4 Crusaders Fighting For Seniors’ Financial Rights

4 Crusaders Fighting For Seniors’ Financial Rights

Jackie Wiley-Sistrunk, senior outreach coordinator for the California Department of Corporations was honored in 2012 as a “Money Hero” by MONEY Magazine (a nationally circulated magazine affiliated with CNN).

Jackie was honored for her work with the Seniors Against Investment Fraud (SAIF) program, and her years of service […]

California Launches Innovative New Senior Protection Web Site

California Launches Innovative New Senior Protection Web Site A new consumer protection Web site was launched for California seniors, who have traditionally been prime targets for con artists. The California Department of Insurance (CDI) is hosting the new Web site www.seniors.ca.gov to educate seniors and their advocates and provide helpful information about how to […]

YouTube Video Consumer Protection Tips for Hiring a Contractor

 

To view the video, click on the video images above or visit http://youtu.be/QWTFZURJcZc

Event

Fraud Awareness Fair for Sacramento/Yolo – 5th Annual Fraud Awareness Fair 2012, October 10, 2012, 10:00 am — 3 pm, 110 West Capitol Avenue, City Hall – Galleria, West Sacramento, CA. Join us for fraud prevention information and training […]

Senior Financial Security Workshop in Yuba City

Senior Financial Security Workshop in Yuba City

Monday, August 6 • 5:30p – 7:00p

Sutter Community Bank, 700 Plumas Street, Yuba City

No Cost • RSVP (530) 674-8900

Hear Important Tips from Bank Staff & Local Law Enforcement:

• Learn how to detect & avoid mail & phone fraud

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