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Category: Blog Protecting your credit during the coronavirus pandemic
Category: Blog What to consider when sharing your financial data
Category: Blog Alphabet soup: The ABCs of military consumer protection
Category: Report Targeting credit builder loans
Category: Press release CFPB Study Shows Financial Product Could Help Consumers Build Credit
Category: Blog Innovation spotlight: Providing adverse action notices when using AI/ML models
Category: Blog Consumer reporting and the CARES Act
Category: Blog How to avoid COVID-19 government imposter scams
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Commonwealth of Massachusetts File Suit Against Credit-Repair Telemarketers
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Settles with Monster Loans, Thomas Chou, Sean Cowell, and Related Companies
Category: Blog Download new fraud prevention activity sheets for older adults
Category: Blog Descargue las nuevas hojas de actividades para adultos mayores
Category: Report The Early Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Credit Applications
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Report Shows Substantial Decline in Credit Applications in March
Category: Press release CFPB Issues Credit Reporting Guidance During COVID-19 Pandemic
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Settles with Short-Term Lender for Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices
Category: Blog Proteja su crédito durante la pandemia del coronavirus
Category: Blog Cómo diferenciar a un cobrador de deudas legítimo de los estafadores
Category: Blog Five ways to recognize a Social Security scam
Category: Blog Cinco formas de reconocer una estafa con su Seguro Social
Category: Blog Know your data: Our updated list of reporting companies
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Announces Action Against Monster Loans, Lend Tech Loans, and Student-Loan Debt-Relief Companies
Category: Report Quarterly Consumer Credit Trends: Public records, credit scores, and credit performance
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights Consumer Reporting Special Edition, Issue No. 20 (Fall 2019)
Category: Press release CFPB Announces Panels for CFPB-FTC Workshop on Accuracy in Consumer Reporting
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Settles with Employment Background Screening Company
Category: Blog How to tell the difference between a legitimate debt collector and scammers
Category: Blog Applying for a job? It’s important to know what goes into your background screening reports
Category: Press release CFPB and FTC to Host December Workshop on Accuracy in Consumer Reporting
Category: Blog New report explores the relationship between Financial Well-Being and the contents of and engagement with credit reports
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights, Issue No. 19 (Summer 2019)
Category: Blog Protect yourself from credit card fraud at the register
Category: Blog Estafas de cierre de hipotecas: cómo protegerse usted y resguardar su dinero
Category: Blog Facts you can use about the Equifax settlement
Category: Blog Datos que debe saber sobre el acuerdo con Equifax
Category: Blog An update on credit access and the Bureau’s first No-Action Letter
Category: Press release CFPB, FTC and States Announce Settlement with Equifax Over 2017 Data Breach
Category: Speech Statement by Kathy Kraninger at CFPB/FTC Equifax Settlement Press Conference
Category: Report Building a Bridge to Credit Visibility
Category: Report Market Snapshot: Third-Party Debt Collections Tradeline Reporting
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Releases Report on Third-Party Debt Collections
Category: Report Reporting of Suspected Elder Financial Exploitation by Financial Institutions: An update to the 2016 Advisory and Recommendations
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Recommends Financial Institutions Report Suspected Financial Exploitation of Older Adults
Category: Blog Mortgage Closing Scams: How to protect yourself and your closing funds
Category: Report Quarterly Consumer Credit Trends: Timing of Applications for Consumer Credit
Category: Blog New report explores when consumers apply for credit cards as their credit scores change
Category: Blog Check these items off your student loan to-do list
Category: Report Convening communities to build elder fraud prevention and response networks
Category: Blog 5 ways you can guard against identity theft
Category: Blog Conozca una forma de preparar su crédito para una compra grande sin que le cueste nada
Category: Blog A no-cost way to prepare your credit for a big purchase
Category: Blog Credit mistakes that could be costing you money
Category: Blog Los errores con su crédito que pueden estarle costando dinero
Category: Blog New protections available for minors under 16
Category: Report Quarterly Consumer Credit Trends: Mortgages to First-time Homebuying Servicemembers
Category: Report Suspicious Activity Reports on Elder Financial Exploitation: Issues and Trends
Category: Blog New protections for servicemembers and veterans alert
Category: Blog Common errors people find on their credit report - and how to get them fixed
Category: Blog Errores comunes que la gente encuentra en su reporte de crédito y cómo corregirlos
Category: Blog Know your data: Our latest list of consumer reporting companies
Category: Blog Credit score myths that might be holding you back from improving your credit
Category: Blog Los mitos sobre el puntaje crediticio que pueden impedirle mejorar su crédito
Category: Press release Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Settles with State Farm Bank
Category: Report Quarterly Consumer Credit Trends: Natural Disasters and Credit Reporting
Category: Blog Natural disaster assistance is reported on a minority of credit records among potentially affected consumers
Category: Blog Helping to prevent scams targeted at veterans
Category: Blog The latest version of "Money Smart for Older Adults" is now available in Spanish!
Category: Blog ¡La nueva versión de Money Smart para Adultos Mayores está ahora disponible en español!
Category: Blog Managing someone else’s money: New protection from ID theft and fraud
Category: Blog Free credit freezes are here
Category: Press release Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Issues Updated FCRA Model Disclosures
Category: Report Quarterly consumer credit trends: Telecommunications debt collection
Category: Blog More than 1-in-5 consumers had telecommunications-related collections on their consumer report in the past 5 years
Category: Blog WARNO: New security clearance guidelines make it more important than ever for servicemembers to monitor their credit
Category: Blog Bureau joins task force on market integrity and consumer fraud
Category: Blog A new list identifies more ways to access credit scores—for free
Category: Blog 3 common credit issues and what you can do to fix them
Category: Blog Ask CFPB your questions about credit reports and scores
Category: Blog 4 tips to spring clean your finances
Category: Report Quarterly consumer credit trends: Public records
Category: Blog Thinking about buying a house in 2018? Here’s what you need to know
Category: Blog Guard your wallet as well as your heart: Romance scams
Category: Blog Warning: Lottery scam using a CFPB employee’s name
Category: Blog This holiday season, don’t let scammers take advantage of your generosity
Category: Blog 5 financial New Year’s resolutions
Category: Press release CFPB Fines Xerox Business Services $1.1 Million for Incorrect Consumer Information Sent to Credit Reporting Agencies
Category: Blog Has having more access to free credit scores made a difference? Let us know!
Category: Blog Add your company to the list of sources for free credit scores
Category: Blog How to spot a scammer
Category: Blog How to get a handle on debt
Category: Blog Las 10 mejores maneras de proteger su información personal contra el uso indebido
Category: Blog Listening to our audience to serve up a better resource
Category: Blog Equifax data breach updates
Category: Blog Top 10 ways to protect yourself in the wake of the Equifax data breach
Category: Blog Servicemembers should secure their identity after the Equifax data breach
Category: Blog Protección contra el robo de identidad tras el incidente en Equifax
Category: Blog Identity theft protection following the Equifax data breach
Category: Blog A financial toolkit for victims of hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey
Category: Blog Consejos financieros para víctimas de los huracanes María, Irma y Harvey
Category: Press release CFPB Takes Action to Shut Down Credit Repair Company for Charging Illegal Fees and Misleading Consumers