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 to help you . . . → Read More: Resolve to be an Informed Consumer
Congratulations, You’re A Winner! (OR NOT!)
The National Consumer Protection Week’s Blog via the FTC provided the following information on lottery, prize and sweepstake scams.
“Congratulations, you’re a winner!” Wouldn’t you love to hear that?
Last year, the Federal Trade Commission received more than 64,000 complaints from consumers about lottery, prize and sweepstake claims. Scammers — who claim you’ve won thousands of dollars in a . . . → Read More: Lottery, Prize and Sweepstake Scams – FTC
The following article was originally published on the CFPB website.
Written by Holly Petraeus
Since this is National Consumer Protection Week, it seems appropriate to give you a few tips about how to protect yourself from scams. Here are a few things that I’ve told to military audiences that I want you to know about, too:
A lot . . . → Read More: Holly Petraeus Discusses Consumer Scams – NCPW
Tax Relief Companies — More Pain Than Gain?
If you owe back taxes and you don’t know how you’ll pay, you may be looking for help. A company that promises to significantly reduce your tax bill may seem like the answer to your problems. Slow down. You could end up deeper in debt. According to the Federal . . . → Read More: Info on Tax Relief Companies – As part of NCPW
The following post originally appeared on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau website.
Building Better Consumer Protection
Written by Elizabeth Warren
Should the price of credit be clear up front? Here at the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, we think the answer is yes – and we think that’s a critical part of consumer protection. We are pleased to . . . → Read More: Building Better Consumer Protection – CFPB
Consumers of all ages are increasingly turning to the Internet for help with managing their finances, but knowing where to go online for reliable, practical money tips can be challenging. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) compiled a list of “Top 10” FDIC online resources for consumers on subjects ranging from deposit insurance to shopping for . . . → Read More: 10 FDIC Online Consumer Resources – National Consumer Protection Week
March 6 -12 is National Consumer Protection Week
For the 13th year, government and non-profit entities have joined together to bring you timely information that will help you protect your privacy, manage your money, learn more about credit and debt, decipher advertising messages, and steer clear of fraud and scams.
Take advantage of the great information this site . . . → Read More: March 6-12 is National Consumer Protection Week