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  1. Press: FTC and 11 states crack down on student loan scams
    Federal and state officials have launched the first national crackdown on companies that they say gouge student loan borrowers, accusing the companies of taking more than $95 million in illegal fees in recent years and… | Oct 20, 2017
  2. Press: Fake kidnapping calls are on the rise
    The FBI is out with a new warning about an increase in fake kidnapping calls. That's when criminals lie about taking a loved one, and then demand money. The FBI is launching an awareness campaign… | Oct 17, 2017
  3. Press: Latinos son abrumadoramente estafados con la promesa de más ingresos
    En 2016, se presentaron más de 3 millones de quejas por frauds en todo el país Hace alrededor de un año, de la nada, Felipe de León recibió una llamada en su teléfono celular, en… | Oct 17, 2017
  4. Press: EEUU condena a nigeriano por fraude de 1,3 millones
    Un nigeriano residente en Texas fue sentenciado a tres años de prisión federal por un fraude en internet de más de 1,3 millones de dólares, con pasaportes falsos y estafas de romances, informaron los fiscales… | Oct 13, 2017
  5. Press: Chinese Blessing Scam hit Los Angeles calls for community be vigilant (Chinese)
    【新唐人2017年10月11日讯】祈福党在全美各地的诈骗活动时有发生,洛杉矶近日有老妇人被骗走七万美元。对此,洛县检察长办公室发出通知,呼吁华人社区提高警觉。 | Oct 10, 2017
  6. Press: Someone made a fake Equifax account and then Equifax linked to it
    People create fake versions of big companies’ websites all the time, usually for phishing purposes. But the companies do not usually link to them by mistake. | Sep 21, 2017
  7. Press: Avril Lavigne lidera una lista de riesgo de malware
    La otrora princesa del pop-punk Avril Lavigne ha superado a la superestrella Beyoncé en algo, pero puede que no esté del todo contenta con su victoria: ha sido nombrada la celebridad más peligrosa en internet. | Sep 18, 2017
  8. Press: Equifax’s free credit freeze won’t fully protect you, here’s what to do
    In the days since the credit reporting firm Equifax disclosed the breach of 143 million consumers’ private financial data, howls of outrage have only grown louder. Assume thieves have your information. Your chance to limit… | Sep 14, 2017
  9. Press: Equifax drops credit-freeze fees for 30 days
    You howled in protest, and Equifax had no choice but to respond. On Monday, the company said on Twitter that it would waive all fees for the next 30 days for people who want to… | Sep 12, 2017
  10. Press: Ask Finney: Equifax hack—now what?
    7 on Your Side's Michael Finney has some answers for you on the Equifax hack that has put 143 million Americans at risk. | Sep 12, 2017
  11. Press: How to dispute a student loan
    If you don't remember signing a student loan promissory note, be sure you aren't a victim of identity theft. | Sep 08, 2017
  12. Press: Protect yourself from scams (Chinese)
    加州讀者問:我今年76歲,我太太68歲,我們兩人都已經退休。最近我的朋友遇上詐騙而損失了10萬元積蓄,她本以為中了彩票,但結果卻是失去了所有金錢。我擔心我們也會被騙,請問我們可以怎樣做而防止類似的詐騙事件發生? | Sep 03, 2017
  13. Press: Trump and DeVos fuel a for-profit college comeback
    For-profit colleges are winning their battle to dismantle Obama-era restrictions as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rolls back regulations, grants reprieves to schools at risk of losing their federal funding and stocks her agency with industry… | Sep 01, 2017
  14. Links: How to avoid and detect elder fraud
    The UK based company Comparitech offers this guide to avoiding and detecting senior, or elder, fraud. | Aug 30, 2017
  15. Press: Loan servicer overcharged student borrowers eligible for debt forgiveness
    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is suing one of the nation’s largest federal student-loan servicing companies, saying it overcharged borrowers whose debts would be forgiven if they held public service jobs for 10 years. | Aug 24, 2017
  16. Press: More debt relief for former Corinthian College students
    California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced on Friday that about $51 million in student loan relief will be coming to former California students of the now defunct Corinthian Colleges. | Aug 24, 2017
  17. Press: Let consumers sue companies
    When a data breach at Home Depot in 2014 led to losses for banks nationwide, a group of banks filed a class-action lawsuit seeking compensation. Companies have the choice of taking legal action together. Yet… | Aug 22, 2017
  18. Press: FBI warns of spreading W-2 email theft scheme
    The IRS is warning businesses about a sharp increase in email phishing scams involving employees' W-2 forms — scams that can put workers’ Social Security numbers and other crucial information in the hands of thieves. | Aug 22, 2017
  19. Press: New online scam targets tax preparers
    Do you trust your tax preparer not to fall for this simple phishing scam?  The Internal Revenue Service is warning tax preparers about a new scam designed to steal their usernames and passwords. The IRS… | Aug 16, 2017
  20. Links: FBI Frauds Against Seniors
    The FBI’s Common Fraud Schemes webpage provides tips on how you can protect yourself and your family from fraud. Senior citizens especially should be aware of fraud schemes. | Aug 10, 2017
  21. Links: FTC Scam Alerts
    Latest info and practical tips from the nation’s consumer protection agency, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). | Aug 10, 2017
  22. Press: Chips can fall out of credit cards, leaving consumers vulnerable
    A new wrinkle in smart technology serves as a reminder for consumers to be cautious, as the tiny chip in your credit card can fall out and then be used by someone else to access… | Aug 09, 2017
  23. Press: Student loan giant faces trial over claim it duped borrowers
    Navient is 0-2 when it comes to blocking allegations that it wrongly saddled them with billions of dollars in interest. | Aug 08, 2017
  24. Press: Class-action lawsuits critical to shedding light on bank fraud
    Just two weeks after consumers got crucial legal rights restored by a new rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the U.S. House of Representatives voted July 25 to strip consumers of the ability to… | Aug 04, 2017
  25. Press: Wells Fargo forced unwanted auto insurance on borrowers
    More than 800,000 people who took out car loans from Wells Fargowere charged for auto insurance they did not need, and some of them are still paying for it, according to an internal report prepared… | Jul 28, 2017
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