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Sharing the Real Wealth

When money’s tight, work-at-home opportunities can sound like just the thing to make some extra cash. Unfortunately, many of these “jobs” are rip-offs. Today, the FTC announced that it will mail over 50,000 refund checks to consumers who were scammed by Real Wealth, a company that allegedly peddled bogus work-at-home offers. Continue Reading >

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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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NCPW News/Events

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