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Posted: Wed,31 Jul 2019 12:17:42 GMT
Seena Gressin Attorney, Division of Consumer and Business Education FTC
If you needed yet another nudge to start keeping an eye on your credit report to protect against identity theft, Capital One has delivered it with its announcement that a data breach has exposed...
Posted: Fri,26 Jul 2019 02:24:13 GMT
Alvaro Puig Consumer Education Specialist, FTC
Earlier this week, we told you that roughly half the people in the country can get benefits under a settlement that the FTC and others reached with Equifax. Now, you can now find out if you were...
Posted: Mon,22 Jul 2019 02:49:50 GMT
Alvaro Puig - Consumer Education Specialist, FTC
In September of 2017, Equifax announced a data breach that exposed the personal information of 147 million people.
Posted: Tue,07 May 2019 09:34:50 GMT
Michael Atleson Acting Assistant Director, Division of Consumer & Business Education - FTC
Get a one-ring call? Don’t call back.
A while back, we warned you about the “one ring” scam. That’s when you get a phone call from a number you don’t know, and the call stops after just one ring. The scammer is hoping you’ll...
Posted: Mon,22 Apr 2019 07:35:38 GMT
Rosario Méndez Attorney, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC
Scammers and Your Notre Dame Donations
Following last week’s devastating fire that destroyed much of the famous and historically important Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, fundraising efforts have begun.
Posted: Mon,15 Apr 2019 07:23:44 GMT
Colleen Tressler Consumer Education Specialist, FTC
Online lending company broke the law. FTC counts the ways.
If you need to borrow money to consolidate credit card debt, make home or auto repairs, or pay other unexpected bills, a personal installment loan may be an option.

Posted: Mon,16 Apr 2018 03:45:12 GMT
How Much
What does it mean to be rich? An oft-cited study from a few years ago suggests that money does in fact buy happiness—to a point. Earning an annual income of $75,000 is directly correlated to...