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Protecting Your Privacy and Security When Making Mobile Payments

Many people use their cell phones and other mobile devices to pay for purchases. On the street of our office here at CFA, people pay for parking with mobile devices — plus buy coffee and shop at some retail stores and websites.

For most consumers, the biggest benefit of mobile payments is convenience. No need to pull out your wallet for cash or plastic  — especially if you’ve got your phone at hand anyway. No need to type in your payment information to buy online. But what if your financial and other personal information isn’t safe? Continue Reading >

Anyone Can Be Scammed - Regardless of Race, Ethnicity or Status

In 2009, NeighborWorks America launched its national campaign to educate homeowners on loan modification scams and help them avoid foreclosure. Loan Scam Alert brought a newfound hope, arming our nation’s residents with information to fight scams aimed to take advantage of those interested in lowering their monthly payments. Loan Scam Alert continues to inform consumers and encourage all homeowners to: Continue Reading >

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Scam Alerts, Your Home

Anyone Can Be Scammed - Regardless of Race, Ethnicity or Status

In 2009, NeighborWorks America launched its national campaign to educate homeowners on loan modification scams and help them avoid foreclosure. Loan Scam Alert brought a newfound hope, arming our nation’s residents with information to fight scams aimed to take advantage of those interested in lowering their monthly payments. Loan Scam Alert continues to inform consumers and encourage all homeowners to: Continue Reading >

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Scam Alerts, Your Home

5 questions to ask your brokerage firm about cybersecurity

Brokerage firm information technology (IT) plays a critical role in the securities industry, and firms have been working hard to safeguard against cyberattacks. You, the account holder, also have a role to play — and National Consumer Protection Week is a good time to take action.

Asking your firm these questions can help you better understand a firm’s cybersecurity activities and policies as they relate to you, the customer: Continue Reading >

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Identity Theft

Money Smart in 2016

This year, National Futures Association (NFA) will be celebrating its 10th year of participation in the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Money Smart Week. NFA has participated in more than 15 Money Smart Week events since first joining the initiative in 2006. Continue Reading >

Money Smart in 2016

This year, National Futures Association (NFA) will be celebrating its 10th year of participation in the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Money Smart Week. NFA has participated in more than 15 Money Smart Week events since first joining the initiative in 2006. Continue Reading >

FTC Joins Forces with the Cleveland Consumer Action Network during NCPW

The Federal Trade Commission is joining forces with the Cleveland Consumer Action Network (CCAN) to provide free information and resources to the public in the Cleveland, Ohio and surrounding areas during National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) on March 6-12.

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

Consumer protection this week, and always

Sunday marks the start of the eighteenth annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW). It’s a time to learn about and share information to help people make more informed buying decisions and recognize, guard against, and report scams and fraud. Continue Reading >

Consumer protection this week, and always

Sunday marks the start of the eighteenth annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW). It’s a time to learn about and share information to help people make more informed buying decisions and recognize, guard against, and report scams and fraud. Continue Reading >

Consumer protection this week, and always

Sunday marks the start of the eighteenth annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW). It’s a time to learn about and share information to help people make more informed buying decisions and recognize, guard against, and report scams and fraud. Continue Reading >

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