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Steps to Help Detect Data Theft and Ways to Protect Yourself

Are you concerned about the data breach of Marriot’s Starwood properties affecting the hundreds of millions of customers who stayed there between 2014 and 2018? Data breaches are scary—and they’re on the rise! Cyber-criminals are increasingly using sophisticated and cutting-edge… Continue Reading

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The Federal Trade Commission Raising Awareness about Charity Scams

Across the nation, regulators and charity officials are joining together to take part in the first International Charity Fraud Awareness Week. Learn how to make sure your money gets to where it will really make a difference. To check out… Continue Reading

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Consumer Alert: Fraudulent Wire and Electronic Fund Transfers

The California Department of Real Estate (DRE) issues a consumer alert about Fraudulent Wire and Electronic Fund Transfers Criminals and scammers are posing as legitimate companies and/or professionals to convince consumers with fraudulent instructions to divert funds electronically (money wires… Continue Reading

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My Departure… Please Don’t Stop! Keep Going…

     Hello! As you may have heard, I’ll be leaving my position as director for education and outreach here at DBO, and my last day is coming up on Friday, April 13! Starting Monday, April 16, I will serve as… Continue Reading

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DBO Student Loan Consumer Advisory

To protect themselves from unaffordable repayment plans and damage to their credit score, it’s important for student loan borrowers to be familiar with all of the repayment options available to them. When they are approved for a student loan, borrowers… Continue Reading