Tag Archives: Federal Trade Commission

Stop Unsolicited offers for Credit Cards and Insurance

OptOutPreScreen.com is the official Consumer Credit Bureau website to Opt-Out or Opt-In from offers of credit and insurance. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) provides consumers the right to stop receiving future prescreened offers. Companies that solicit new credit card … Continue reading

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What is your prepaid card costing you?

Prepaid Cards can Protect you from Credit Card Fraud You go out to eat at a local restaurant and pay with your Debit Card. The waiter copies the Debit Card information and buys a new 42″ HD TV. You are … Continue reading

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What is Identity Theft?

Identity theft happens. It’s an unfortunate fact of modern life. But there are certain steps you can take to help keep your personal information from falling into the wrong hands. Every day, you do things to protect what’s most important … Continue reading

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Criminal Identity Theft can happen to Anyone

Criminal identity theft occurs when a criminal fraudulently identifies himself to police as another individual at the point of arrest. The charges may then be placed under the victim’s name. Often the victims of Criminal Identity Theft do not find … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports: Setting your Facebook privacy settings

The Best Facebook Privacy Setting The very best security is to never put any Private Personal Information in your Facebook profile. Do not provide your real birth date, not even the month and day without the year. Do not provide … Continue reading

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Avoid ATM Scams

Your Rights Lost or Stolen ATM/Debit Card: If your ATM or debit card is lost or stolen, you may not be held liable for more than $50 for the misuse of your card, as long as you notify the bank … Continue reading

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FTC Consumer Alert: Fake Debt Collector Scam

From the FTC: Who’s Calling? That Debt Collector Could Be a Fake Consumers across the country report that they’re getting telephone calls from people trying to collect on loans the consumers never received or on loans they did receive but … Continue reading

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