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Avoid Contractor Fraud

Tips for working with contractors to repair your home.

Consumer Finance Tools

Learn more about your rights when it comes to money matters like auto loans, credit cards, debt collection, standard and reverse mortgages, and using credit cards and prepaid cards.

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.

Filing A Complaint Against a Used Car Dealer

Learn more about the consumer complaint process and file a complaint online. The Louisiana Used Motor Vehicle Commission “LUMVC” is responsible for licensing and regulating independent used car dealerships and investigating complaints regarding used motor vehicle sales, auctions, crushers, automotive dismantlers, rent with the option to purchase, daily rentals, and used parts and accessories.

Glossary of English-Spanish Financial Terms

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

How to Report Scams?

See this video from the FTC to learn how to file a complaint with this agency. This may help you deal with scams and ripoffs.

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.

Jobs & Making Money: Questions to Ask When It Sounds Too Good To Be True

If it sounds too good to be true, there's probably a catch. Learn the questions to ask to protect yourself when dealing with promotions for: education and training, working from home, job hunting, going into business, and investments and grants.

Louisiana Small Claims Court Information and Basic Forms

This information guide has a link to a computer program you can use to create some basic forms for small claims court in a Louisiana Justice of the Peace Court. The forms are only for small claims courts that are also Justice of the Peace Courts. The forms are not for small claims brought in a city court or other Louisiana state court.

Payday Loans

A payday loan is a type of short-term option to borrow where a lender will extend high-interest credit based on your income. Its principal is typically a portion of your next paycheck. Payday loans charge high interest rates for short-term immediate credit. They are also called “cash advance” loans or “check advance” loans.

What is Insurance Fraud and How Do I Report It?

Information about detecting and reporting insurance fraud. Follow the link to learn more or report insurance fraud in Louisiana.

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