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Consumer education makes good sense at every stage of life — from grade school to retirement. Use these resources to help protect your privacy, manage money and debt, avoid identity theft, understand credit and mortgages, and steer clear of frauds and scams.
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Identity Theft: Don't be Left in the Dark
It may be impossible to completely eliminate the chances of becoming a victim of identity theft, but there are however many preventive steps a consumer can take to insure the security of their financial identity.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
The Federal Trade Commission is the nation's consumer protection agency. The FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection works For The Consumer to prevent fraud, deception, and unfair business practices in the marketplace.
Federal Citizen Information Center
The Federal Citizen Information Center serves as a trusted one-stop source for answers to questions about consumer problems and government services.
The National Consumers League
The National Consumers League, founded in 1899, is America 's oldest consumer organization. Its mission is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. NCL offers educational materials on a wide variety of subjects.
United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS)
As one of our country’s oldest federal law enforcement agencies, founded by Benjamin Franklin, the United States Postal Inspection Service has a long, proud, and successful history of fighting criminals who attack our nation’s postal system and misuse it to defraud, endanger, or otherwise threaten the American public.