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Recognizing elder financial abuse

This post is part of a series for National Consumer Protection Week National Consumer Protection Week is an opportunity to talk about a particularly troubling and challenging consumer protection issue – elder financial abuse and exploitation. Understanding what elder financial exploitation can look like and why it can be hard to spot can help you […]

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What can students do to protect themselves?

This post is part of a series for National Consumer Protection Week Americans owe more than a trillion dollars in student loan debt. That’s more than we owe on credit cards, more than we owe on car loans – and it’s still growing. So, if you’re going to invest in a college degree, we want […]

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Overcoming the challenges of recognizing elder financial abuse

This post is part of a series for National Consumer Protection Week National Consumer Protection Week provides an opportunity to talk about a particularly troubling and challenging consumer protection issue – elder financial abuse and exploitation. Understanding what elder financial exploitation can look like and why it can be hard to spot can help you […]

Twitter: Let’s chat!

We’re excited to co-host a twitter chat with the Federal Trade Commission and the General Services Administration as part of National Consumer Protection Week to answer questions about consumer issues on March 6, 2013, at 2 p.m. ET. We’ll be taking questions on consumer finance products and services and other consumer issues. Join the conversation […]

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So, how do I submit a complaint?

This post is part of a series for National Consumer Protection Week We began taking credit card complaints in July 2011, and we now can help with complaints about mortgages, bank accounts and services, student loans, vehicle and other consumer loans, and credit reporting. How do I submit a complaint? Submitting a complaint and tracking […]

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Protect yourself from buyer’s remorse

This blog post is part of a series for National Consumer Protection Week When you buy something it’s hard to know if you’re getting the best deal – and that includes when military families, who are often targets for marketers, are making big financial decisions. Even though some companies might try to take advantage of […]

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Our second National Consumer Protection Week

This week is National Consumer Protection Week. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other federal agencies participate in this week to help consumers safely navigate the markets for consumer products and services. This means also providing consumers with tools and resources to help them make better-informed decisions when confronted with an often-dizzying array of options. […]

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Better Together: How NCPW partner agencies are protecting consumers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will bring together under one roof a collection of important consumer protection duties that used to be scattered across the federal government. This week, we join a variety of government agencies to mark National Consumer Protection Week. This week is about raising awareness of your rights and resources as a […]