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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 >

Looking Online for Your Valentine?

Lots of people use online dating sites to find love. Unfortunately, cupid can sometimes be a con artist in disguise.

Be sure to know the difference between a real romance and a scammer cruising for a target. If an online love interest asks for money — for any reason — you may be dealing with a scam.

Got a minute? Check out our audio tip for more on how to avoid a broken heart and a busted wallet. Continue Reading >

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Scam Alerts, Technology

Looking Online for Your Valentine?

Lots of people use online dating sites to find love. Unfortunately, cupid can sometimes be a con artist in disguise.

Be sure to know the difference between a real romance and a scammer cruising for a target. If an online love interest asks for money — for any reason — you may be dealing with a scam.

Got a minute? Check out our audio tip for more on how to avoid a broken heart and a busted wallet. Continue Reading >

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Scam Alerts, Technology

OH Attorney General to Celebrate NCPW 2013

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is proud to join government and nonprofit organizations across the country to celebrate National Consumer Protection Week 2013. A list of consumer education materials, NCPW events in Ohio and other resources are available at the Ohio AG's NCPW websiteContinue Reading >

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NCPW News/Events

Trusting Your Sources

You read the news to get the facts. But what happens when that “newsy” site isn’t news at all? Continue Reading >

Trusting Your Sources

You read the news to get the facts. But what happens when that “newsy” site isn’t news at all? Continue Reading >

Consumer Protection, Plain and Simple

Have you ever wanted to know what to do about a problem, but not wanted to read lots of information to get your answer? Sure, it might be interesting, but in that moment you just want to know what to do. 

If your problem was a consumer protection issue, we may have your answer: consumer.gov. It’s a free new resource from the Federal Trade Commission that gives you the consumer protection facts, plain and simple.  Continue Reading >

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