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In 2012, the FTC received more than 2 million consumer complaints – a first in the history of the Consumer Sentinel Network. The #1 category of complaints? Identity theft. This tidbit is from the hot-off-the-press Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2012, a fascinating analysis of complaints received in Sentinel during the previous calendar year. Continue Reading >

LA County Department of Consumer Affairs Hosts NCPW Consumer Education Events

The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Affairs is honored to join consumer organizations across the United States in participating in National Consumer Protection Week. The campaign encourages consumers nationwide to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions. Continue Reading >

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Veterans, CYA – Cover Your Assets!

If you’re a veteran over 65 — or related to one, you are a target for a particularly ugly type of scam that involves “poaching” your pension. Unscrupulous “advisers” — attorneys, financial planners, and insurance agents — are trying to sell you financial or legal products to move your assets around without giving you the whole truth about the long-term consequences. Continue Reading >

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