Military Consumer Protection Day – Get Involved!

Military Consumer Protection Day – July 17

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Military Consumer Protection Day 2013: July 17

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Military Consumer Protection Day 2013

June 10, 2013

Calling all military families and veterans! Are you looking to protect yourself or your family from fraud, identity theft, and scams? Maybe you’re curious about the best way to use credit, shop for a used car, or maximize your security online.

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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 […]

Foreclosure Help is Free, and Scams are Expensive

From the CFPB

Foreclosure help is free, and scams are expensive

If you’re having trouble paying your mortgage, we can help you get connected to a HUD-approved housing counselor at no cost to you. The counselor can help you work with your servicer or lender to try to avoid foreclosure, organize your finances, understand your […]

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


Webinar: What could that FREE lunch cost you? — How to Avoid Being Drawn Into Financial Elder Abuse Scams

      What could that FREE lunch cost you? — How to Avoid Being Drawn Into Financial Elder Abuse Scams   Join us for a Webinar on June 27     Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at:   Opening your doors to financial predators may create civil and criminal […]

California AG Warns Homeowners to Beware of Mortgage Settlement Scams

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today, as part of National Consumer Protection Week, warned California homeowners to beware of phone solicitations from scam artists claiming to provide assistance related to the recent national mortgage settlement.

Under California law, it is illegal to charge an up-front fee for loan modification services. Third parties that claim to […]

IRS Releases the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2012


IRS Releases the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2012 IRS YouTube Videos: Dirty Dozen: English | Spanish | ASL

The Internal Revenue Service issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” ranking of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft […]

Preventing Senior Scams

The National Council on Aging’s Website has a list of ways seniors can prevent scams/fraud.

Top 8 Ways to Protect Yourself from Scams

Millions of older adults fall prey to financial scams every year. Use these tips from NCOA and the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement to protect yourself or an older adult you […]

Resolve to be an Informed Consumer

Resolve to be an Informed Consumer

As you jot down your list of resolutions for 2012, why not consider a few to help you become more empowered in the marketplace?

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, and other NCPW partner agencies and organizations, offer free resources on a variety of topics […]