Paying For Education
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This category covers options, problems, and rights of people who are trying to pay for school, university, or other education programs. It includes issues around borrowing money, getting aid, covering fees, and other concerns.
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.
Scams and Identity 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.
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.