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How Do I Recognize a Telephone Scam?

This resource will teach you how to recognize a telephone scam, see some common examples of telephone scams, what to do if you already paid a scammer, and how to report telephone scams.

Louisiana's Do Not Call Program

The Louisiana "Do Not Call" Program is a list of residential telephone subscribers who wish to reduce telephone solicitations. Follow the link to learn more about the Do Not Call Program, register your telephone number, or file a complaint.

How to Stop Robocalls

Scammers use "spoofing" to make it look like a call is coming from a number you might recognize. Learn about spoofing and how to stop unwanted robocalls and texts.

How to Tell If A Call is Fraud? Identity Theft & Scams

The FTC has created dozens of videos about all kinds of consumer issues. There are quick videos about credit reports, debt collectors, identity theft, job scams, and more. Follow the link and search for the topic that interests you.

Scams and Identify Theft: Avoiding and Reporting

See this site, which has videos about recognizing and avoiding scams at home, at work, and when shopping. Includes links to the Do Not Call Registry and to file a consumer complaint and report identity theft.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection

The FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection stops unfair, deceptive and fraudulent business practices by collecting reports from consumers and conducting investigations, suing companies and people that break the law, developing rules to maintain a fair marketplace, and educating consumers and businesses about their rights and responsibilities.

Financial Security for Older Adults

Use these resources to help older adults and their caregivers navigate some of the important decisions that can affect later-life financial security. Browse guides and information to help older adults make sound financial decisions, protecting savings and assets, and other financial challenges.

Glossary of English-Spanish Financial Terms

Online English-Spanish guide to words about money and finance.

Immediate Steps to Repair Identity Theft

Here are some steps you can take right away if you are a victim of identity theft. There is information, sample letters to send out, and more.

Internet Crime Complaint Center

Find out more here about how to avoid and report crimes using the Internet, or cyber crime. The site also has Internet crime prevention tips.

Repair Or Dispute Your Credit Reports

If there is true information on your report that is bad for you, credit bureaus can usually only report for 7 years. They can report bankruptcy information for 10 years. More information about repairing or disputing your credit report.

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