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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

NCPW Fair for Consumers in Hawaii

The State of Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and the United States Postal Service are hosting a fair for National Consumer Protection Week 2013. The fair will take place:

 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

10 am to 1 pm

King Kalakaua Building Courtyard

335 Merchant Street

Honolulu, HI

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NCPW News/Events

It Pays to Check Your Credit Report

The FTC recently completed its fifth national study on the accuracy and completeness of consumer credit reports. A credit report includes information on where you live, how you pay your bills, and whether you’ve been sued, or have filed for bankruptcy. Nationwide consumer reporting companies sell the information in your report to creditors, insurers, employers, and other businesses that use it to evaluate your applications for credit, insurance, employment, or renting a home. Continue Reading >

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