SAVE THE DATE:
California Financial Literacy Month Resource Fair
Monday, April 17
11 am – 1 pm
State Capitol, South Steps
Visit exhibitors and receive free information about:
Consumer . . . → Read More: SAVE THE DATE: California Financial Literacy Month Resource Fair in Sacramento
Tax identity thieves and IRS imposters are ready for tax season, whether you are or not. Find out how to protect yourself, and what to do if someone you know becomes a victim, during Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, January 30 through February 3.
What is tax identity theft? It happens when someone uses your Social Security . . . → Read More: FTC: Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week
Scam Alerts from the FTC
Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. They often combine sophisticated technology with age-old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. They add new twists to old schemes and pressure people to make important decisions on the spot. One thing that never changes: . . . → Read More: Scam Alerts from the FTC – News Scams in 2017 and List of 2016 Scams
FTC: Order free materials for National Consumer Protection Week 2017
National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is around the corner! The annual event – March 5-11, 2017 – is a time to help people understand their consumer rights, make well-informed decisions about money, and spot scams.
Thinking about hosting an event? Our new feature page has all the information . . . → Read More: FTC: Order free materials for National Consumer Protection Week 2017
California State Controller’s Office: Financial Fitness and Consumer Protection
Financial Fitness and Consumer Protection
The California State Controller’s primary job is to guard the state’s fiscal health. However, State Controller Betty Yee is equally concerned about the financial – and physical – well-being of individual Californians. She . . . → Read More: California State Controller’s Office: Financial Fitness and Consumer Protection
Last week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against three reverse mortgage companies for deceptive advertisements, including claiming that consumers could not lose their homes. The CFPB is ordering American Advisors Group, Reverse Mortgage Solutions, and Aegean Financial to cease deceptive advertising practices, implement systems to ensure they . . . → Read More: ICYMI – CFPB takes action against Reverse Mortgage Companies for Deceptive Advertising
Mortgage Refinancing Scams Prey on Military
November 10, 2016
Service men and women are, unfortunately, often the targets of scams. One con that preys on military members is predatory lending, when unscrupulous companies use false promises to trick borrowers into bad loans.
How the Scam Works:
You get an offer – via mail, email or even social media – touting mortgage refinancing just . . . → Read More: Mortgage Refinancing Scams Prey on Military
For military folks, financial decisions can have long-term effects on family life, security clearance, and mission readiness. In fact, the Department of Defense (DoD) has said that financial readiness is a critical part of the force’s mission readiness. It makes sense: when you know how to manage your money – and how to spot a rip-off . . . → Read More: FTC Military Consumer Toolkit
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