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Last week, more than 140 people came together across two days in Madison, Wisconsin, to talk about how fraud is affecting their communities – and what we can do together to stop it.

There was an FTC Commissioner, the Wisconsin Attorney...

It’s Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. It’s a time to raise public awareness about the importance of both things – adult education and family literacy – and the 36 million adults in the US with low literacy skills.

The FTC has a...

Do you work or volunteer with people who are restarting their lives after being incarcerated? Then you’ve probably seen first-hand how important it is that people reenter society with skills to help them make good financial decisions. Effective...

The first-person story of a retired educator’s Medicare scam experience – and the FTC attorney who helped bring the scammers to justice.

Some scams target all of us.  IRS imposters, scammers offering to lower your credit card payments, and fake debt collectors blast out billions of robocalls, seemingly at random.

But, sometimes, scammers focus their pitch on a particular...

It’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – it’s not a celebratory day, but rather a day to talk about preventing, identifying, and responding to elder abuse and financial exploitation. Whether you are an older adult, care for one, or simply know...

This is National Reentry Week, a time to recognize the work government agencies and others do to address the challenges facing formerly incarcerated people. Consumer knowledge helps with successful reentry, giving people the tools to better...

The first-person story of a woman who was harassed by scammers impersonating court officials and lawyers, who tried to coerce her into paying hundreds of dollars for a debt she didn’t owe.

Scammers target people from different communities in unique ways. The free resources on this page will help you protect every community from fraud, no matter what community you’re in or work with.

Manuel and his wife just found the perfect minivan!  They can’t wait to take it home and surprise the kids. But first, there’s the issue of how to pay for it. The dealer financing seems like a good deal, so they go for it. A few days...

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