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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

Do you trust those online reviews?

Thinking about using a company, product, or service based on online reviews? You’re probably interested in getting the best service – and price – for your money. You might have read what other customers have written to help with your decision. But can you always trust those online reviews? Just how credible are they? Continue Reading >

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Technology

Consumers told it to the FTC: Top 10 complaints for 2014

Today, the FTC announced its top 10 consumer complaints for 2014. Of the more than 2.5 million consumer complaints received… Continue Reading >

Consumers told it to the FTC: Top 10 complaints for 2014

Today, the FTC announced its top 10 consumer complaints for 2014. Of the more than 2.5 million consumer complaints received… Continue Reading >

ORS Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week

The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) will partner with community organizations around the Midlands to host events in recognition of National Consumer Protection Week. This year’s theme for National Consumer Protection Week is Your Information Destination: Know Your Rights. The ORS will be participating in events to educate consumers about their basic rights related to investor-owned utility companies. Continue Reading >

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NCPW News/Events

National Consumer Protection Week in every community

When National Consumer Protection Week starts on Sunday, it will mark the 17th year of a growing partnership. NCPW now includes 89 federal, state and local agencies and non-profits working together to connect people with the best consumer education resourcesContinue Reading >

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NCPW News/Events

New York Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week 2015!

To commemorate National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), throughout the month of March, the New York Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is hosting numerous events across the Empire State to raise awareness about consumer issues.  During NCPW, DCP will also be participating in a Consumer Fraud Prevention Forum hosted by New York City Councilmember Annabel Palma. These events are free and open to the public.  Come out and join us to obtain information about identity theft, scam prevention and more.  Continue Reading >

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NCPW News/Events

What do they have on you?

You know that credit reports reveal your borrowing and payment history, but are you aware there are dozens of other “specialty” consumer reports that track everything from your rental history to your prescription purchases? These reports can affect your ability to write a check, obtain insurance coverage, a job, a cellphone or even a place to live.  Continue Reading >

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