Fraud / Financial Exploitation / Identity Theft

Defiéndase Contra el Robo de Identidad

Downeaster Guide to Elder Financial Protection

Federal Trade Commission: Most Recent Scam Alerts

Stay a step ahead with the latest info and practical tips from the nation’s consumer protection agency. Browse FTC scam alerts by topic or by most recent.

Foreclosure Rescue Scams: Just Say No!

If you are in trouble on your mortgage, you’re in a difficult spot. Rescue scam artists know how to prey upon a desperate situation. See how to avoid a scam and seek help from a professional advisor.

Home Improvement Scam

What should I do if the work was not done, left unfinished, or unsatisfactory?

Identifying and Protecting Against Cell Phone Scams

Prevention is the best why to protect yourself. Always be wary about giving out your cell phone number online.

Identity Theft

The Federal Trade Commission offers a very comprehensive Identity Theft outreach campaign. Includes video, posters, pamphlets, with easy-to-follow self-help messages.

Information for Older Consumers

The National Consumer Law Center addresses many common consumer issues including: debt collection harassment, foreclosure, bankruptcy, credit issues, and more.

OnGuard Online - Phishing

Privacy and Identity

The Federal Trade Commission posts information for consumers about how to avoid ID theft - and how to deal with it if you become a victim.