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Scams and Fraud

About Identity Theft

Advance-Fee Loan Scams: Easy  Cash Offers Teach Hard Lessons

Are You A Target Of...Telemarketing Scams?

Auction Guides: Not So Hot Properties

Automatic Debit Scams

Avoiding Credit and Charge Card Fraud

Borrower Beware: How to Avoid Fraudulent or Deceptive Deals

Border-Line Scams Are The Real Thing

Car Financing Scams

Cold Calling: An Investor's Alert

Complete Text of U.S. Code Relating to "Regulation of Insurance"

Complete Text of U.S. Code Relating to "Consumer Product Warranties"

Complete Text of U.S. Code Relating to Telephone Disclosure and Disputes

Complete Text of U.S. Code Relating to "Telemarketing, Fraud & Abuse Prevention"

Complete Text of U.S. Code Relating to "Securities and Trust Indentures"

Complete Text of U.S. Code Relating to "Securities Exchanges"

Complete Text of U.S. Code Relating to "Securities Investor Protection"

Complete Text of U.S. Code Relating to "Investment Companies and Advisers"

Complete Text of U.S. Code Relating to "Credit Repair Organizations"

Complete Text of U.S. Code Relating to "Restrictions on Garnishment"

Consumer Alert! Advertisements Promising Debt Relief May Be Offering Bankruptcy

Credit, ATM and Debit Cards: What to do if They're Lost or Stolen

Credit Repair Scams: Don’t Become a Victim!

Deceptive Mortgage Ads: What They Say; What They Leave Out

DEFEND: Recover From Identity Theft

Easy Credit? Not So Fast: The Truth About Advance-Fee Loan Scams

Fight Back Against Identity Theft and Credit Fraud

File Segregation: A New Credit Repair Scam

Financial Fraud and Theft: How to Protect Yourself

Foreclosure Rescue Scams: Potential Stress for Homeowners in Distress

FTC Names Its Dirty Dozen: 12 Scams Most Likely To Arrive Via Bulk Email

Gold and Platinum Cards: Consumer Alert!

Home Equity Scams: Borrowers Beware!

Identity Crisis... What to Do If Your Identity is Stolen

International Lottery Scams

International Telephone Number Scams

It’s Your Call: Shopping In The New Telecommunications Marketplace

Lights! Camera! Rip-Off! How to Tell When a Scam is Born

Net-Based Business Opportunities: Are Some Flop-portunities?

Reloading Scams: Double Trouble for Consumers

Secured Credit Card Marketing Scams

Shopping by Phone or Mail

State, County and City Government Consumer Protection Offices

Stock Market Fraud "Survivor" Checklist

Straight Talk About Telemarketing

Telemarketing Recovery Scams

Telemarketing Travel Fraud

Time and Time Again: Buying and Selling Timeshares and Vacation Plans

Timeshare Resales

Toll Free Telephone Number Scams

Wealth-Building Scams

What is "Pretexting"? What does it have to do with identity theft

Work-at-Home Schemes


Directory of our Bookshelves

Automobile Issues
Banking Issues
Bankruptcy
Consumer Reporting Agencies
Credit and Creditor Issues
Credit Card and Financing Issues
Credit Repair
Debt Consolidation
Financial Planning and Investing
Home Financing and Housing Issues
Income and Employment Issues
Insurance Issues
Money Management & Cutting Expenses
Scams and Fraudulent Practices
Social Security and Retirement Issues
Telephone and Telemarketing Issues
Travel and Vacation Issues
Warranties, Service Plans and Disputes



Reference Desk

Calculators and Analytical Resources
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Financial Aid Resources
Financial Publications and Web Sites
Financial Law and United States Code
Financial Information and Resources



Federal Government Agencies

Consumer Information Center
Department of Education
Department of Health/Human Services
Department of the Treasury
Department of Veterans Affairs
Federal Trade Commission
Internal Revenue Service
Library of Congress
Securities & Exchange Commission
Social Security Administration
White House, Senate, House of Representatives, Directory

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