Fraud and scams are on the rise and now more than ever it is time to educate yourself and your loved ones on the types of scams. Read through the glossary below to learn more.
Mail fraud is one of the oldest types of fraud and involves soliciting money through letters or ads in the mail. Read the article below to learn more.
Learn how to keep your identity safe by following the steps outlined in the quick guide below.
Mortgage loan modification scams attempt to take your money by claiming they will save your home from foreclosure. To learn more about this scam and to find resources to assist you in paying your mortgage, visit the site below.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SECC) created this helpful glossary to educate consumers on the different types of fraud to avoid. Visit the website below to learn more.
Financial Exploitation involves taking advantage of someone to gain access to their money. Read the article below to learn the common signs to look for to avoid financial exploitation.
The National Do Not Call Registry gives you the option to remove your phone number from telemarketing calls. Visit the website below to register your home and cell phone numbers.
If you have been a victim of a fraud or scam, report your incident to the Federal Trade Commission at the website below.
If you think you have been a victim of identity theft, report you case below and create a personal recovery plan to assist in recovering.
Get connected with Texas and local officials to file complaints and receive information about local businesses.
The AARPs Fraud Watch Network created this helpful tool to report scams and search existing scams in your area.
AARPs Fraud Watch Network has watchdog alerts that send biweekly news on the latest scams. Sign up for the free newsletter below.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau creates educational resources like the ones below that explore the basics of frauds and scams. Print out resources or contact the CFPB if you have further questions.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) safeguards public interest by insuring deposits, supervising financial institutions and protecting consumers from predatory financial practices.
The Texas Attorney General's Office wants to protect Texans from fraud and scams. Visit their website to file a consumer complaint or to learn about the latest consumer protection news.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) works to protect and educate consumers against misleading products, services and companies. If you have been a victim of fraud or scams, visit the FTC website to file a claim.
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