In a March 2 blog, the Federal Trade Commission’s Carol Kando-Pineda discussed the Top 10 imposter scams reported to the Federal Trade Commission last year.
On March 15, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Dave Sieminski wrote a CFPB blog titled, "Here’s why you should open a savings account for your kids."
In my last column, I wrote about the Federal Trade Commission’s identification of top consumer complaints for 2014, as published in the "Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2014."
National Consumer Protection Week takes place March 1-7.
The Internal Revenue Service, in the Jan. 6 issue of its IRS Newswire, warns taxpayers “to watch out for identity theft at tax time.”
The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published Jan. 20 “7 factors that determine your mortgage interest rate” (available at www.consumerfinance.gov/).
An informed consumer is one who shops around for the best deal. This includes when shopping for a mortgage as well.
Many individuals serve as financial caregivers simply because they want to provide support to a loved one. They may know little, however, about the duties involved as a financial caregiver or where to get information to help them learn about the role.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s fall 2014 Consumer News offers consumers suggestions for traveling safely with their money.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published in December the consumer advisory, "7 ways to keep medical debt in check."
The Securities and Exchange Commission has published a guide for seniors titled, “Protect Yourself against Investment Fraud.”
It is time again to consider a few possible consumer-oriented New Year’s resolutions that could help you become a stronger and more strategic consumer in 2015.
Federal Trade Commission consumer education specialist Lisa Lake wrote in her Nov. 13 FTC blog about a new consumer scam designed to cheat animal lovers.
If you buy a new smartphone, you may want to read the FTC’s Oct. 3, 2014, blog, “Be smart about your phone.”
With the holiday shopping season here, it is time again to direct consumers to the National Crime Prevention Council’s “Safe Shopping” publication (available at www.ncpc.org).
The Federal Communications Commission offers guidance on “Caller ID and Spoofing” at www.ftc.gov/.
Many of us have or will soon receive new credit or debit cards containing microchips.
Each October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, National Cyber Security Alliance and Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, the month is “designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events”…
In an Aug. 27 blog, Federal Trade Commission Consumer Education Specialist Amy Hebert discusses government imposters.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s Summer 2014 FDIC Consumer News offers tips designed to make it easier for loved ones to manage your financial affairs when you can’t.