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Protecting Your Online Brokerage Accounts from Fraud

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to help investors protect their online brokerage accounts from fraud.  As with all web-based accounts, investors should take precautions to help ensure that their online brokerage accounts remain secure.  These online security tips can help.    Continue Reading >

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Technology, Investing

Cleveland Consumer Action Network Challenges Students in Northeast Ohio Universities and Colleges in Its First Ever College Video Contest

To celebrate National Consumer Protection Week this year, the Cleveland Consumer Action Network (CCAN) is challenging students from several Northeast Ohio universities and colleges to film the most creative and informative videos that highlight one of several consumer issues and help their peers spot, stop, and avoid scams. Continue Reading >

Cleveland Consumer Action Network Challenges Students in Northeast Ohio Universities and Colleges in Its First Ever College Video Contest

To celebrate National Consumer Protection Week this year, the Cleveland Consumer Action Network (CCAN) is challenging students from several Northeast Ohio universities and colleges to film the most creative and informative videos that highlight one of several consumer issues and help their peers spot, stop, and avoid scams. Continue Reading >

Colorado Attorney General's Office Unveils Top 2014 Consumer Complaints and Inquiries

In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, the Consumer Protection Section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office unveiled its annual list of the top ten consumer complaints. During the 2014 calendar year, consumers filed 9,568 complaints and inquiries. This represents a 10% increase in complaints and inquiries from the 8,654 complaints filed in 2013. Continue Reading >

Colorado Attorney General's Office Unveils Top 2014 Consumer Complaints and Inquiries

In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, the Consumer Protection Section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office unveiled its annual list of the top ten consumer complaints. During the 2014 calendar year, consumers filed 9,568 complaints and inquiries. This represents a 10% increase in complaints and inquiries from the 8,654 complaints filed in 2013. Continue Reading >

President Obama Issues Proclamation for National Consumer Protection Week

President Barack Obama issued the following proclamation in honor of National Consumer Protection Week: Continue Reading >

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NCPW News/Events

Were You Pre-Approved for a Loan Modification? Or Is It a Scam?

Millions of homeowners woke up in their homes this morning thanks to a loan modification. When the threat of foreclosure loomed due to the loss or reduction of income, illness, divorce or other reasons, loan modifications lowered mortgage payments and helped many families stay in their homes and communities. Continue Reading >

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Scam Alerts, Your Home

Were You Pre-Approved for a Loan Modification? Or Is It a Scam?

Millions of homeowners woke up in their homes this morning thanks to a loan modification. When the threat of foreclosure loomed due to the loss or reduction of income, illness, divorce or other reasons, loan modifications lowered mortgage payments and helped many families stay in their homes and communities. Continue Reading >

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Scam Alerts, Your Home

FCC Help Center Provides a Powerful Tool for Consumers

The Federal Communications Commission this year launched a new Consumer Help Center to improve its process for engaging and informing consumers, helping you better protect yourself when you experience problems with communications technologies and services and helping us better serve you when you have a complaint Continue Reading >

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Technology

FTC Joins Forces with the Cleveland Consumer Action Network to Engage College Students during NCPW

The Federal Trade Commission is joining forces with the Cleveland Consumer Action Network (CCAN) to engage college students in the Cleveland, Ohio and surrounding areas during National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) on March 1-7.  

CCAN is a group of federal, state, and local agencies, community organizations, and advocates that focuses on important consumer issues and provides useful consumer resources and outreach opportunities.  The FTC’s Cleveland office is a member of CCAN. Continue Reading >

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NCPW News/Events

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