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Financial Tips from the Atlanta Fed: Consumer Protection

March 2, 2020

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National Consumer Protection Week, which occurs March 1 to 7, is dedicated to helping people understand consumer rights and make well-informed financial decisions. Learn how you can enhance your financial well-being.

  • Is someone else pretending to be the financial you? Identity theft generally includes unauthorized use or attempted use of an existing account or personal information to open a new account. It can also include misuse of personal information for fraudulent purposes. If you have been a victim, take steps to report and recover from identity theft.Off-site link
  • Frauds and scams can be costly to consumers who get caught in the complex fraud web. Understand the current scams and ways to prevent online theft.Off-site link
  • Take a quiz to see what you know about fraud and other technology-related financial attacks.

To learn more about consumer protection, visit the National Consumer Protection Week website.Off-site link