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The Next Front? Student Loan Servicing and the Cost to Our Men and Women in Uniform. Report from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau details the special problems with educational loan servicing experienced by military borrowers.
Analysis of Differences between Consumer- and Creditor-Purchased Credit Scores. When you purchase your credit score you may not be seeing what lenders see. This report from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau takes a look.
Annual Report of the CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman. Outstanding student private loan debt is now over $150 billion, of which at least $8 billion is in default. This report summarizes the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's handling of approximately 2,900 private student loan complaints over a period of less than 7 months.
How to spot a scammer when you're facing foreclosure.
Read about common job scams.
File a complaint with the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Topics are: Mortgage, credit card, bank account or service, vehicle, consumer, or student loan, or credit reporting.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Who Cares? page lists reliable sources of information on health topics such as buying health insurance, medical drugs and products, and health-related scams and frauds.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts page covers food and drugs (both for humans and animals) and medical devices.
FTC.gov Find information on making purchases, current frauds and scams, how to make complaints, and contact information for companies and government offices. Send a complaint about a company, an organization, or a business practice to the Federal Trade Commission.
Protect yourself from fraud when considering investing at investor.gov.
Popular Questions about National Banks. If you are having trouble with an account, a loan, or a credit card with a national bank, check out the answers to these questions.
Responsibility for enforcing federal laws may rest with the state, and there may be state protections that go beyond federal law. Georgia residents can contact the Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs at 404-651-8600 or toll-free at 800-869-1123, or get more information online. Examples of situations in which a Georgia agency can be helpful are problems with utility companies (Georgia Public Service Commission), many environmental protection issues, and Lemon Law protections.
National Do-Not-Call List. Those who register here are automatically registered in the Georgia Do-Not-Call List.
Fair Debt Collection information from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Guide on debt collectors from the State of Georgia.
If your concern is with a foreign country, see the econsumer.gov site for information on how you might protect yourself or report a complaint.
Military community, use the Consumer Sentinel/Military site for assistance with consumer issues, including fraud and complaints.
http://www.Recalls.gov is a site that offers assistance identifying Federal agencies that handle recalls for many consumer products, including cars, food, cosmetics, and medicines. Search for recall information for products and find out who to contact with complaints.
Avoid becoming a zombie! Read OnGuard Online to learn ways to protect your computer and its information from internet fraud. Also see Net Cetera on how to talk to your kids about protecting themselves online.
Statistics from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Sentinel Network.
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