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Employees are Consumers, Too

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will host its 4th Annual Consumer Employee Information Fair in conjunction with the National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) on Tuesday, March 5 at FCC headquarters. While the event is not open to the general public, the FCC welcomes other government agencies and consumer groups to exhibit at the fair or just stop by and learn about some of the consumer education resources available from NCPW’s partner agencies and organizations. Continue Reading >

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NCPW News/Events

And They Called It Puppy Love…

The big bright eyes, the wet little nose, the soft fur fringed around a face you want to cuddle and coo. You’ve fallen in love with a picture of the cutest puppy (with a bright red bow), after responding to an ad that says “free to a loving home.”

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Scam Alerts

Avoid Credit Card Interest Rate Reduction Scams

The FTC is mailing hundreds of refund checks to consumers duped by a debt relief services company that ran an extensive credit card interest rate reduction scamContinue Reading >

Avoid Credit Card Interest Rate Reduction Scams

The FTC is mailing hundreds of refund checks to consumers duped by a debt relief services company that ran an extensive credit card interest rate reduction scamContinue Reading >

Check your broker’s background with free BrokerCheck tool

Before working with a broker or other financial professional, the first thing you should do is make sure that person is licensed to sell you an investment. You can do this by using BrokerCheck®, a free online tool from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Continue Reading >

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Investing

Is Your Favorite Hotspot Secure?

What’s not to like about the convenience of free public Wi-Fi? It’s nice to be able to connect to the internet when you’re away from home. Unfortunately, these hotspots often aren’t secure. If you go online using public Wi-Fi — like at an airport or a coffee shop — you may unintentionally share personal information with strangers. Read more Continue Reading >

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Technology

It’s Your Money

When you were in school, did you learn about managing your money? I remember learning how to write a check — strangely enough, in music class — but that was about it. Continue Reading >

It’s Your Money

When you were in school, did you learn about managing your money? I remember learning how to write a check — strangely enough, in music class — but that was about it. Continue Reading >

It’s Your Money

When you were in school, did you learn about managing your money? I remember learning how to write a check — strangely enough, in music class — but that was about it. Continue Reading >

A (Potentially) Taxing Situation

Tax season is here. It’s time to get your files and forms in order. You may be well-versed in W-2s and 1099’s, but do you know that an identity thief can mess up your tax files or even get to your tax refund before you can file for it? Continue Reading >

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Identity Theft

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