The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a 21st century agency that helps consumer finance markets work by making rules more effective, by consistently and fairly enforcing those rules, and by empowering consumers to take more control over their economic lives. This site had
articles, blogs, brochures on all things financial from the customer's
side of things.
Credit Card Fraud: Report any incidents to any of the three agencies
(they now share a common database)
Free Credit Report:
1 report annually, to check for accuracy and fraud.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
The FTC maintains a suite of resources to protect consumers from fraud. Headings include Money & Credit; Homes & Mortgages; Heath and Fitness; and Privacy, Identity & Online Security. On this site you can also file a complaint; register for DO NOT CALL; Report Identity Theft; Get your free credit report; and order free resources.
ID Theft: report ID theft to the Federal Trade Commission
They have counselors to help resolve financial and other problems from this crime or call 1-877-IDTHEFT
Did you know about our toll-free AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline? Call 877-908-3360 with your specific questions about a possible scam. They can even help if you are worried about a loved one who may be a victim.
AARP Scam-Tracking Map
No matter where you live, fraud is never far away. But you can protect yourself by knowing what to watch out for — and by telling others when you’ve spotted a scam. Search the map to learn more about scams reported by people just like you. And use the pull-down menu to read law enforcement alerts.
The federal government continues to inform us that Identify Theft is the number one largest crime in the U.S. today. Click on the name "ID Theft Center" if you want to take a free test to see if you are at risk.
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
Since 1992, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse has empowered individuals to protect their privacy by providing direct one-to-one assistance, creating original educational publications, and advocating for consumer-friendly policy. This site has consumer guides, videos, quick tips and infographic and much, much more.
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