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Identity theft, or ID theft, is becoming increasingly more prevalent in our society. But what is identity theft and how can it be prevented?
Don't be a victim of fraud. Learn how to protect your credit and your good name.
When struggling to get out of debt, it's likely that you may cross paths with a collection agency at some point - a third party agency hired by your creditor to collect on your debt. Some collectors are more aggressive than others. It's important to know your rights as a consumer so that you don't fall victim to an aggressive collector employing unscrupulous methods. If you have past due accounts, it's important to know how to effectively deal with collectors and what recourse you have when confronted with overly aggressive tactics.
The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is now accepting consumer complaints about credit reports. Learn how to lodge a complaint with the bureau if you think you've found an error.
New to the area? Trying a new business? Having trouble resolving a problem? The BBB can help you find reputable companies with which to do business.
Your kid thinks every penny found on the sidewalk is priceless—how can she possibly be bankrupt? Yet here’s the sobering fact: a child may be 51 times more likely than an adult to have her identity stolen, which can lead to bankruptcy. One study examined 40,000 profiles of children and found 10% had “tainted” identities—meaning 4,000 of those kids have gun licenses, mortgages, car loans or drivers’ licenses.
It’s important to check your monthly bills for errors – otherwise you could be paying for services or products you never received!
Worried that your employer can take a look at your credit file whenever they feel like it? Well, you shouldn't be. Yes, employers can request a copy of your credit report. But not whenever they want, and not without your permission. Federal law carefully regulates how information about your credit can be used. The two most important laws for you to know about are the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
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