- 1 Region doctor, children killed in I-65 crash
- 2 Feds: Lake Station mayor gambled away campaign, food pantry cash
- 3 Babysitter admits to beating 4-year-old boy
- 4 Suburban man shot in home invasion after win at Horseshoe casino
- 5 Lake Station mayor, wife, stepdaughter plead not guilty to corruption charges
Identity theft complaints once again are the top consumer complaints for 2013, as published in the “Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2013.”
The Eldercare Locator, www.eldercare.gov, is a website designed to offer information to seniors, their families, and the caregivers of older adults.
The Federal Trade Commission offers shopping tips to help consumers get better deals.
The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Comptroller of the Currency is responsible for regulating national banks and federal savings associations.
Children are not immune from being the victims of identity theft.
The Federal Trade Commission warned consumers in an Aug. 3 “Tips for Consumers” publication to be wary of individuals who call claiming to be from the FTC and telling those called they have won a sweepstakes.
The Federal Trade Commission, in cooperation with the Appleseed Foundation, has issued a Consumer Alert on sending money to family and friends overseas.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission seeks to protect consumers from fraud in the commodity futures and options markets.
Last month the Federal Trade Commission issued the Consumer Alert, "Listen Up: Tips to Help Avoid Cell Phone Radiation Scams," available at www.ftc.gov.
The Consumer Protection Division of the Indiana Attorney General's Office has tips for consumers on timeshares and camping clubs.
The Federal Trade Commission offers consumers tips for spending money wisely.
The Federal Reserve Board offers tips on the better use of credit cards.
Last month the Federal Trade Commission published the annual report, Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book for January-December 2010.
With gasoline prices rising again, consumers can benefit by considering suggestions for gasoline savings from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Consumers are receiving a boost this week and next through a national focus on consumer savings and consumer protection.
Several energy savings calculators exist online to help consumers estimate the amount of energy and money they can save through energy-efficient improvements to their homes.
The Federal Trade Commission wants consumers to know that a car dealer cannot void a car's warranty simply because you have someone else do routine maintenance on the vehicle.
Free File, an online tax preparation program, is available once more this tax season to taxpayers through the use of one of two options -- either brand-name software or an electronic version of the Internal Revenue Service paper forms.
A good source for consumer information on food safety is www.foodsafety.gov. Included at the site is information regarding food safety during and after an emergency.
The Federal Trade Commission has published "Putting a Lid on International Scams: 10 Tips for Being a Canny Consumer," available at www.ftc.gov.
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