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Using Money Transfer Services | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0090-using-money-transfer-services
When and how to use a money transfer service safely.
...You re given a check to deposit in your personal bank account....

Identity Theft Protection Services | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0235-identity-theft-protection-services
Describes identity theft protection services you can buy, and free and low-cost alternatives you can use to guard against identity theft, and recover if identity theft occurs.
...Identity monitoring alerts you when your personal information like your bank account information or Social Security, driver s license, passport, or medical ID number is being used in ways that generally don t show up on your credit report....

Ackk My Email s Been Hacked | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/ackk-my-emails-been-hacked
Friends and family are getting emails or messages you didn t send.
...I have made personal folders in my Gmail account, 1 of which is between myself & my therapist which contains highly sensitive & Personal information....

Credit Card Interest Rate Reduction Scams | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov...es/0131-credit-card-interest-rate-reduction-scams
Want to lower the interest rate on your credit card balance?
...Don t share other personal financial or sensitive information like your bank account or Social Security numbers....

Avoiding Debt-Relief Scams | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/avoiding-debt-relief-scams
If you re looking for a way to manage your debt, the last thing you need is to get ripped off by a company that promises to help.
...won t send you free information about its services unless you provide personal and financial information, like your credit card and bank account numbers...

Beware of mystery shopper scams | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/beware-mystery-shopper-scams
I confess I once was a mystery shopper.
...If you or the person who got the check told a scammer your bank account or social security number or other personal financial information, take steps to protect your information....

Hotel Wi-Fi: Weigh the risk | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/hotel-wi-fi-weigh-risk
When you travel, have you used your hotel s Wi-Fi maybe to pay a few bills or catch up on a report you need to read?
...You can get a personal VPN account from a VPN service provider....

Sweepstakes scam uses FTC Commissioner s name in vain | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/sweepstakes-scam-uses-ftc-commissioners-name-vain
A couple of weeks ago, we told you about a sweepstakes scam using the FTC s name to get people to send money.
...Beginning in Nov., 2014 My Father had his Bank Account targeted and hit 12 times, and on a daily basis was receiving over 41 pieces of mail a day from various Charities, Veteran Winnings, Starving Children, Indian Missions, and the list goes on and on. I personally addressed 41 Letters during the Christmas Holiday 2014 to have his name removed and also not to...

It s criminal | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/its-criminal
The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced the extradition of six Nigerian nationals from South Africa to Mississippi to face a nine-count federal indictment for various Internet frauds.
...If you gave someone your bank, credit card or Social Security account numbers or other important personal and financial information, you can start by checking your free annual credit report. ...
...If the bank account is in your name, you could lose money and personal information and you could get into legal trouble....

Card cracking: Not what it s cracked up to be | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/card-cracking-not-what-its-cracked-be
The scam is called card cracking and it may start off innocently enough.
...Tagged with: ATM, bank account, data, debit, fake check, gift cards, personal information, PIN, scam, student...

Avoiding Money Wiring Scams | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/avoiding-money-wiring-scams
Imposters.
...Don't tell him your bank account number or credit card, or any personal information....
...If you get a call or email from someone you don't know, don't share your Social Security number, bank account or credit card number, or any personal or financial information....

Revenge of the nannies | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/revenge-nannies
Are you a nanny or caregiver who lists your services on sites like care.
...Tagged with: bank account, fake check, job search, jobs, money transfer, online, personal check, scam, text...

What to know about the new credit and debit chip cards | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/what-know-about-new-credit-and-debit-chip-cards
Coming to a wallet near you: new credit and debit chip cards.
...It's linked to your personal bank account. ...
...money has been allocated to your personal account ....
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Scam du jour: Chip card scams | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/scam-du-jour-chip-card-scams
Recently, I told you about the new credit and debit chip cards designed to reduce fraud, including counterfeiting.
...The scammers claim that in order to issue a new chip card, you need to update your account by confirming some personal information or clicking on a link to continue the process....

Gamers: Avoid the phishing hook | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/gamers-avoid-phishing-hook
Did you ever get an email that seemed legit, but it asked you to click a link or give up some personal information?
...In fact, it s all a trap to try to steal your personal info, like your account or credit card numbers....

NCPW 2016 is March 6-12 but consumer savvy is an everyday thing | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov...cpw-2016-march-6-12-consumer-savvy-everyday-thing
What s going on with you?
...Tagged with: advertising, bad credit, bank account, business opportunity, consumer advocate, credit, data breach, debt, fraud, identity theft, personal information, saving money, scam, shopping...

Top 10 consumer protection blog posts of the year | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/top-10-consumer-protection-blog-posts-year
It s time to dust off the red carpet actually, it s more of a government-issued gray, but we re dusting it off nonetheless to bring you our top 10 consumer blog posts of the year.
...My son as at&t internet. I go over there to use it sometimes, well it started updating my address in my personal profile for me, on certain online account websites like my student loan and debit cards....

FTC takes down Ideal Financial Solutions, Inc.'s fraud network | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov...down-ideal-financial-solutions-incs-fraud-network
Patience is a virtue.
...Tagged with: bank account, credit card, data, debit, loan, personal information, scam...

Identity theft by mobile phone | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/identity-theft-mobile-phone
Identity theft can happen to you and your mobile phone.
...The thief used your personal information to open a new account....

Password breaches What to do | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/password-breaches-what-do
With hundreds of millions of usernames and passwords exposed by breaches recently in the news, you may be wondering how to keep your information safe.
...Single line .becomes a party streaming extension if you can't access.if you cancel.get affirmations even if the account continues in your name or rather assisned portal IP at least you canceled.tell google by sending feedback.until you can truly find the core reason to your personal issue.if you have no attachments to your personal email accounts .turn them over to authorities.wait to create a new...

Scams, Too | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/scams-too
What s worse than losing money to a scammer?
...I applied for a personal loan with several online companies, advance cash max confirmed my application and told me that to verify that my account was in good standing and that I'm not a robot for me to buy a ITunes gift card for$300 and give them the code and once the code was verified that they would transfer my loan into my account,...

The IRS doesn t want your iTunes cards | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/irs-doesnt-want-your-itunes-cards
If anyone tells you to buy iTunes cards to pay the IRS, qualify for a grant, get a loan or bail out a family member, say No.
...I thought this was an interesting way to receive money so it wouldn't touch my personal account information....

5 tips to say I do to online security | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/5-tips-say-i-do-online-security
Guest lists.
...You can get a personal VPN account from a VPN service provider....

Yahoo breach? Watch this | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/yahoo-breach-watch
Was your information exposed in the Yahoo data breach?
...I dreaded going to bed. I never replied to any of these, noted their phony phone numbers and yahoo email address, reported to FTC but finally when I got spam messages from my Yahoo email address in my personal email program, addressed to my mail Gmail account, I couldn't control the Spam or Junk filters, because connected to recovering Yahoo account this second email...
...The Yahoo spam stopped immediately, but I still get some form of scams and suspicious email through my personal account, whose password I have changed but cannot get rid of it because it would require I used the secondary Yahoo email address to verify any changes I have made....
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Debt Collection | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0149-debt-collection
You have rights when you deal with debt collectors.
...The Act covers personal, family, and household debts, including money you owe on a personal credit card account, an auto loan, a medical bill, and your mortgage....

| Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/comment/reply/3392/67445
...Single line .becomes a party streaming extension if you can't access.if you cancel.get affirmations even if the account continues in your name or rather assisned portal IP at least you canceled.tell google by sending feedback.until you can truly find the core reason to your personal issue.if you have no attachments to your personal email accounts .turn them over to authorities.wait to create a new...

Settling your debts | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/settling-your-debts
You might have seen ads for companies that say they can reduce your debt sometimes for cents on the dollar.
...I personally responded to them in writing stating I was having them investigated, guess what, she heard no more from them and I opened a checking account and had payments made via the banking institution and changed her home phone number....

| Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/comment/reply/2702/34452
...TOLD ME THEY WERE NOT ALLOWED TI DO THAT THAT IT WOULD BE AGAINST THE FEB LAW AND HE WOULD GET ARRESTED BUT,NOT TO WORRY GIVE ME A NOMINATED ACCOUNT NUMBER AND I WILL DEPOSIT A CHECK FO $1200.00 IN YOUR ACCOUNT FROM MY PERSONAL BANK BUT NOT A WORD OF THIS TO ANYONE THAT I'M DOING THIS FOR YOU AS I COULD LOSE...

Site | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/search/site/fake debt
...Sometimes a fake collector may even have some of your . personal information, like a bank account number....

| Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/comment/reply/2920/76820
...If someone gets involved this scam, they can lose money from their bank account, lose personal information, have their bank account closed down, and get into legal trouble....

| Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/comment/reply/2821/70630
...As of now, I have not given any personal information and when they asked me to send them a copy of the deposit slip, I covered the part with the account number....

| Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/comment/reply/2821/60695
...I was instructed to deposit it to my personal account in order to buy supplies at Wal-Mart (no idea for what and why) and also to make reservations and buy plane tickets for his clients....

| Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/comment/reply/2821/66025
...It's risky to give any personal information - or your bank account number - to someone you don't know, or 'met' online....

| Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/comment/reply/3366/77158
...Hello, thanks for all your comments and personal experiences, of late I was expecting a little amount of money in my account, but when I checked and what I saw was beyond my imagination, since it was Friday evening and I wanted to travel very early in the morning for vacation, I withdrew the money hoping maybe a friend might have deposited the said...

| Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/comment/reply/2385/40707
...If the scammer has your patient's check, he has her bank account number and all the personal information she had printed on the checks....

| Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/comment/reply/3187/59223
...I too have experienced and are still experiencing identity theft because someone is accessing my personal information via my Google account through developer tools....

| Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/comment/reply/3232/60249
...A fake collector may have some of your personal information, like a bank account number....

Cracking Down on Contrepreneurs | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/cracking-down-contrepreneurs
...For security reasons a personal bank account is required during the trial period of 30 days....

In the Wake of a Tragedy, Make Sure Donations Count | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/wake-tragedy-make-sure-donations-count
After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, many people are looking for a way to help, like making a donation to a charity or fund.
...Don t give out personal or financial information including your credit card or bank account number unless you know the charity is reputable....

Avoid Credit Card Interest Rate Reduction Scams | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/avoid-credit-card-interest-rate-reduction-scams
The FTC is mailing hundreds of refund checks to consumers duped by a debt relief services company that ran an extensive credit card interest rate reduction scam.
...Don t share your credit card, bank account or Social Security numbers, or any other personal information with telemarketers who call you out of the blue....
...We should not share our credit card, bank account or Social Security numbers, or any other personal information with telemarketers.It...

Top Complaint to the FTC? ID Theft, Again | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/top-complaint-ftc-id-theft-again
When it s award season in Hollywood, being 1 is what it s all about.
...The FTC received more than two million complaints in 2012. Nearly one in five was about identity theft: the misuse of personal information like a Social Security, credit, or bank account number to commit fraud or theft....

Reducing Robocalls: Practical Tips & Tricks | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/reducing-robocalls-practical-tips-tricks
You don t have to tell us twice, we know robocalls are annoying.
...Couldn't the NSA just post for me while they are monitoring my personal email account; saving taxpayer money and time?...

How to Make Sure Oklahoma Tornado Victims Benefit From Your Donation | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov...re-oklahoma-tornado-victims-benefit-your-donation
In the wake of the destructive tornado that devastated Moore, Oklahoma, on Monday, you may be looking for ways to help, like donating to a charity or fund.
...Don t give out personal or financial information including your credit card or bank account number unless you know the charity is reputable....

Can We Talk? | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/can-we-talk
Identity theft is an unfortunate fact of modern life.
...Next, if your tax return or your wallet, Social Security card, or other personal, financial, or account information is lost or stolen contact the credit reporting companies and place a fraud alert on your credit file....

Helping Victims of the Flooding in Colorado Make Sure Your Donations Count | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov...-flooding-colorado-make-sure-your-donations-count
It s heartbreaking to see people lose their lives, homes, businesses, pets and livestock to ravaging floodwaters.
...Don t give out personal or financial information including your credit card or bank account number unless you know the charity is reputable....

The jig is up for bogus debt collection and rate reduction operations | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov...s-debt-collection-and-rate-reduction-operations-0
The FTC continues to crack down on fake debt collection and credit card interest rate reduction scams.
...If in question, ask them to supply chain of title letter info for your easier confirmation, then call the BBBin that State and follow the prompts, also Attorney General, they had a fake account # and all my personal info....

How to Help Victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/how-help-victims-typhoon-haiyan-philippines
The devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has left many people asking how they can help.
...Don t give out personal or financial information including your credit card or bank account number unless you know the charity is reputable....

Getting Your Money Back After a Tech Support Scam | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/getting-your-money-back-after-tech-support-scam
If you ve ever had a virus on your computer, you know what a nightmare it can be a slow computer that crashes unexpectedly, your contact lists getting messages that you didn t send, your online accounts vulnerable to hacking.
...If you sent a personal check to a scammer, they have all your bank account details....

Helping victims of the Washington State mudslide Make sure your donations count | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov...ton-state-mudslide-make-sure-your-donations-count
When disaster strikes, you can be sure that scam artists will be close behind.
...Don t give out personal or financial information including your credit card or bank account number unless you know the charity is reputable....

It s not your day in court | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/its-not-your-day-court
Hereby you are notified that you have been scheduled to appear for your hearing that will take place in the court of Tallahassee in April 02, 2014 at 09:00 am.
...If you have received one of these calls and have given out personal information, monitor you account statements and credit reports carefully....

Wise giving after a weather emergency | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/wise-giving-after-weather-emergency
The recent outbreak of tornadoes and other violent weather that took lives and pulverized homes and businesses from the Midwest to the Deep South is a sad reminder that extreme weather can occur with little warning.
...Don t give out personal or financial information including your credit card or bank account number unless you know the charity is reputable....

Package delivery scam delivered to your inbox | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/package-delivery-scam-delivered-your-inbox
Expecting packages shipped to your home this holiday season?
...The details email are correct with the above and I already transferred the money into personal bank account....

FTC racks up charges against unscrupulous debt collector | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov...racks-charges-against-unscrupulous-debt-collector
If you re behind in paying your bills, you may be contacted by a debt collector, but that doesn t mean a collector can treat you unfairly.
...The account Manager answered the phone, and told me he already had my signed application and all of my personal information (how he got it, I don't know.I...

Tick-tock goes the clock on old debts | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/tick-tock-goes-clock-old-debts
Here s a fun way to think about a tricky topic.
...The FDCPA covers personal, family, and household debts, including money you owe on a personal credit card account, an auto loan, a medical bill, and your mortgage....
...The FDCPA covers personal, family, and household debts, including money you owe on a personal credit card account, an auto loan, a medical bill, and your mortgage....

| Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/comment/reply/2153/40926
...NOTE: They will not ask you for any of your personal information but will ask you to use a PayPal account for YOUR PROTECTION to complete secret shopper surveys....

| Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/comment/reply/2506/24302
...I was surprise and said what fool sends $827.00 blank money order that want me to deposit in my personal bank account. ...

Fake IRS collectors are calling | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/fake-irs-collectors-are-calling
This time of year is often taxing for many consumers.
...don t provide any account or other personal information....

An Online Payday Loan Or Window To A Scam? | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/online-payday-loan-or-window-scam
Strapped for cash?
...But before you enter your bank account or any other personal information on a payday loan website, back away from the keyboard!...

Is that debt collector for real? | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/debt-collector-real
It s stressful enough getting calls from debt collectors for bills you actually owe.
...If you give out personal information, like your Social Security number, plus financial information, like a bank account or credit card number, someone might misuse that information....

| Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/comment/reply/2929/44652
...If you gave someone your bank, credit card or Social Security account numbers or other important personal and financial information, you can start by checking your free annual credit report. ...

| Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/comment/reply/1798/60898
...I have made personal folders in my Gmail account, 1 of which is between myself & my therapist which contains highly sensitive & Personal information....

| Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/comment/reply/3026/57391
...money has been allocated to your personal account ....
...Do they have this money on an special escrow account and or why can they not show proof to the consumer as to when the money was allocated to their personal account ....

| Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/comment/reply/3026/46195
...It's linked to your personal bank account. ...

An Unfortunate Fact About Shopping | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/unfortunate-fact-about-shopping
Another day, another announcement about a data breach.
...Be aware of phishing scams. Delete email or text messages that ask you to confirm or provide personal information (credit card and bank account numbers, Social Security numbers, passwords, etc.)....

| Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/comment/reply/3150/52972
...My son as at&t internet. I go over there to use it sometimes, well it started updating my address in my personal profile for me, on certain online account websites like my student loan and debit cards....

Helping Victims of the Bombing in Boston Make Sure Your Donations Count | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov...ims-bombing-boston-make-sure-your-donations-count
After the bombing at the Boston Marathon, many people are looking for ways to help, like donating to a charity or fund.
...Don t give out personal or financial information including your credit card or bank account number unless you know the charity is reputable....

It s NOT the FTC calling about the OPM breach | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/its-not-ftc-calling-about-opm-breach
If you re an OPM data breach victim, you probably know to look out for identity theft.
...If you gave your personal information to an imposter, it s time to change those compromised passwords, account numbers or security questions....

Once more into the breach: What eBay users need to know | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/once-more-breach-what-ebay-users-need-know
As news about the eBay hack hits the media, you may be wondering what you can do to protect yourself from fraud.
...EBAY DENIES BREACH- I called ebay to ask them to delete all of my personal information when I delete my account and was told that was not possible....

| Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/comment/reply/2788/36394
...Beginning in Nov., 2014 My Father had his Bank Account targeted and hit 12 times, and on a daily basis was receiving over 41 pieces of mail a day from various Charities, Veteran Winnings, Starving Children, Indian Missions, and the list goes on and on. I personally addressed 41 Letters during the Christmas Holiday 2014 to have his name removed and also not to...

| Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/comment/reply/3216/54769
...Now the fund has been totally lodged in one particular Escrow account (non deductible) here in the Federal Reserve Bank on your name, while waiting for accreditation to your personal bank account in any part of the world....

| Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/comment/reply/3495/70053
...I never replied to any of these, noted their phony phone numbers and yahoo email address, reported to FTC but finally when I got spam messages from my Yahoo email address in my personal email program, addressed to my mail Gmail account, I couldn't control the Spam or Junk filters, because connected to recovering Yahoo account this second email address was also hijacked....
...The Yahoo spam stopped immediately, but I still get some form of scams and suspicious email through my personal account, whose password I have changed but cannot get rid of it because it would require I used the secondary Yahoo email address to verify any changes I have made....

| Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/comment/reply/3495/69984
...I dreaded going to bed. I never replied to any of these, noted their phony phone numbers and yahoo email address, reported to FTC but finally when I got spam messages from my Yahoo email address in my personal email program, addressed to my mail Gmail account, I couldn't control the Spam or Junk filters, because connected to recovering Yahoo account this second email...
...The Yahoo spam stopped immediately, but I still get some form of scams and suspicious email through my personal account, whose password I have changed but cannot get rid of it because it would require I used the secondary Yahoo email address to verify any changes I have made....

You (haven t really) won! | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/you-havent-really-won
For years, we ve been hearing about lottery scams: the imposter who convinces you that you ve won the lottery (you didn t) and all you have to do is pay some fees to collect your millions (you won t).
...TOLD ME THEY WERE NOT ALLOWED TI DO THAT THAT IT WOULD BE AGAINST THE FEB LAW AND HE WOULD GET ARRESTED BUT,NOT TO WORRY GIVE ME A NOMINATED ACCOUNT NUMBER AND I WILL DEPOSIT A CHECK FO $1200.00 IN YOUR ACCOUNT FROM MY PERSONAL BANK BUT NOT A WORD OF THIS TO ANYONE THAT I'M DOING THIS FOR YOU AS I COULD LOSE...

Scam-proof your doorstep | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/scam-proof-your-doorstep
Nowadays, you can encounter a scam artist just about anywhere online, over the phone and even at your door.
...If someone has your Social Security and bank account numbers, they may have access to more of your personal information....

Loan Aggregators, or Loan Aggravators? | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/loan-aggregators-or-loan-aggravators
If you re thinking about applying for an online payday loan, you might be dealing with a direct lender or you might be dealing with a loan aggregator.
...If a company that claims to have an account with you sends email asking for personal information, don t click on links in the email....

Online Payday Loan Brokers: Adding Insult to Consumer Injury | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov...payday-loan-brokers-adding-insult-consumer-injury
If you need some fast cash, you may be tempted by ads touting online payday loans.
...Lies, I tell you. Lies! Instead of making loans, the FTC alleges that the operation used the personal financial information they collected from websites names, Social Security numbers, bank routing numbers, and bank account numbers to access and debit peoples bank accounts without their permission....

Money Transfer Scams | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/money-transfer-scams
The U.
...I just got scammed out of nearly 700 for a personal loan of 5000.00 the guy was very rude and when I said I want my money back he said I need a lawyer and they will deduct money out of my account for the loan because the money is in my name and pending for me to pay another 300 for insurance purposes...

Payday lender gets what s due from the FTC | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/payday-lender-gets-whats-due-ftc
Have you ever been contacted by a lender who says you owe them money, but you re pretty darn sure you don t?
...Tagged with: bank account, debt, loan, personal information, scam...

Data breaches: What s a person to do? | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/data-breaches-whats-person-do
Recent headlines about data breaches at retail stores and universities may have you wondering if there s anything you can do to help protect your credit going forward.
...We need information on other problems dealing with how can you hack someone account when we have our credit card and other personal information in our possessions....

Data breaches, credit freezes, and identity theft oh my! | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov...-breaches-credit-freezes-and-identity-theft-oh-my
News reports of large-scale data breaches like this week s announcement from Home Depot have prompted some of our readers to ask about a credit freeze.
...Delete email or text messages that ask you to confirm or provide personal information (credit card and bank account numbers, Social Security numbers, passwords, etc.)....

Who s brokering your data? | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/whos-brokering-your-data
If the friend of a friend is my friend, and the enemy of a friend is my enemy, then is the seller of data to a scammer also a scammer?
...Tagged with: bank account, credit card, data, loan, online safety, personal information, scam...

LifeLock agrees to pay $100 million for allegedly violating FTC order | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov...ees-pay-100-million-allegedly-violating-ftc-order
Have you ever wondered what happens when a company is charged with violating a settlement order with the FTC?
...from at least October 2012 through March 2014, failing to establish and maintain a comprehensive information security program to protect its customers sensitive personal information, including credit card, Social Security, and bank account numbers;...

Keeping Your Credit Report in Check | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/keeping-your-credit-report-check
Have you ever tried to pay for things with a check and the transaction was declined even though you had money in the bank?
...Tagged with: bad credit, bank account, credit report, personal check...

Whoa there! Watch out for cell phone credit muling | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/whoa-there-watch-out-cell-phone-credit-muling
Scammers have found yet another way to exploit people who need money fast, including cash-strapped college students: Pay them to open wireless contracts that include new smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices.
...If you enrolled as the account holder with your personal information, you are responsible for the account now....

Is your information being used for job-related ID theft? | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/your-information-being-used-job-related-id-theft
Has your Social Security Number gone to work without you?
...Once you access myE-Verify, you can create a secure personal account and use myE-Verify s Case History and Self Lock features....

Scammers push people to pay with iTunes gift cards | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/scammers-push-people-pay-itunes-gift-cards
One thing we know about scammers they want money, and they want it fast.
...If you give your bank account number and personal information to a scammer, there's a risk of identity theft....

Is that work-at-home job going to pay? | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/work-home-job-going-pay
Are you looking for a job you can do from home?
...It's risky to give any personal information - or your bank account number - to someone you don't know, or 'met' online....

Scammer seeks assistant | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/scammer-seeks-assistant
Online scammers are recruiting.
...The scammers goal: to use your bank account, personal information and address to help them steal money....
...The application asks for some personal information and your bank account number....

Lights out for fake utility bill collectors | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/lights-out-fake-utility-bill-collectors
The caller sounds convincing: If you don t pay your utility bills immediately, your gas, electricity or water will be shut off.
...Tagged with: account, debt collection, identity theft, imposter, payment, personal information, scam...

SEC imposters - don t be twice fooled | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/sec-imposters-dont-be-twice-fooled
Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me is an old adage.
...Never give out or confirm sensitive personal information like your bank account, credit card, or Social Security number unless you know who you re dealing with....

Report identity theft and get a personal recovery plan at IdentityTheft.gov | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov...t-and-get-personal-recovery-plan-identitytheftgov
Millions of people are affected by identity theft each year.
...I too have experienced and are still experiencing identity theft because someone is accessing my personal information via my Google account through developer tools....

The FTC s Debt Collection Hall of Shame has some new inductees | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov...debt-collection-hall-shame-has-some-new-inductees
Exceptionally talented sports legends, musicians, and actors all have something in common halls of fame.
...A fake collector may have some of your personal information, like a bank account number....

January 2014 | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/archive/201401
...But before you enter your bank account or any other personal information on a payday loan website, back away from the keyboard!...

August 2015 | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/archive/201508
...The scammers goal: to use your bank account, personal information and address to help them steal money....

June 2016 | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/archive/201606
...The thief used your personal information to open a new account....

Repaying student loans? Read this | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/repaying-student-loans-read
If you re paying back your federal student loans, you might be interested in online ads saying things like, Erase Default Statuses in 4 6 Weeks!
...You can create a personal account with check lists to help you complete steps to repair problems....

| Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/comment/reply/2996/45204
...The FDCPA covers personal, family, and household debts, including money you owe on a personal credit card account, an auto loan, a medical bill, and your mortgage....

| Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/comment/reply/2996/44818
...The FDCPA covers personal, family, and household debts, including money you owe on a personal credit card account, an auto loan, a medical bill, and your mortgage....

Talking about and reporting scams fotonovela] | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/talking-about-and-reporting-scams-fotonovela
Our new fotonovela, Talking about Scams, tells the story of Eva and her husband, Pablo, who learn how talking about a scam can help someone avoid falling for a scam.
...What is so disturbing is the Amazon Account is not even in my name nor does it have any of my personal info....

An identity thief stole my phone! | Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/identity-thief-stole-my-phone
Identity theft can happen to anyone.
...I, too, am 60+. I have a hard copy (non-digital) record of all my important personal information, including passwords, bank account numbers, safe combination, and the like together in something I call "my death folder."...

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