After the holidays, many of us plan to hit the mall or go online to return gifts or take advantage of post-holiday sales. Identity thieves recognize this trend and hope to take advantage of distracted consumers. Here are a few strategies that may help you avoid falling prey to their costly ploys.
For years, credit card companies have marketed directly to students on college campuses, offering t-shirts, free meals, and other freebies, to encourage them to apply for credit card accounts. But since the Federal Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act became law last February, students are now much less likely to face this scenario.
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Before You File for Personal Bankruptcy: Information About Credit Counseling and Debtor Education Contributed by: Federal Trade Commission Last Reviewed: 7/14/21 https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2005/10/new-bankruptcy-l…
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Si utiliza las tarjetas de crédito con prudencia, puede evitar problemas crediticios. Contributed by: Federal Trade Commission Revisado por última vez: 7/14/21 https://www.consumidor.ftc.gov/articulos/s0205-tarjetas-de-credito-sus-…
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The ads are on the radio, television, the Internet, even in the mail. They refer to payday loans - which come at a very high price. Contributed by: Federal Trade Commission Last Reviewed: 07/14/2021 Click here to download document
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