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FTC says credit repair operation fleeced its clients

Seena Gressin
The last thing people who turned to Alex Miller Credit Repair for help needed was to end up in worse financial shape than when they began. But, according to a lawsuit the Department of Justice filed
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DeVry students, read this

John D. Jacobs
If you went to DeVry, you might have already gotten money back from the FTC. That’s thanks to a 2016 FTC settlement with the school over allegations that it didn’t tell the truth about how likely it
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Is a credit freeze or fraud alert right for you?

Seena Gressin
During Identity Theft Awareness Week 2022, we’ve talked about reducing your risk of identity theft. Credit freezes and fraud alerts can help. Both are free and make it harder for identity thieves to
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Avoiding Scams To Lower Your Credit Card Interest Rate

Some scammy debt relief companies will say just about anything to get your money. They promise to get you a lower credit card interest rate, claiming to be able to save you thousands of dollars but
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Debts and Deceased Relatives

After a relative dies, the last thing a grieving family member wants is a call from a debt collector asking them to pay a loved one’s debt. Here’s what to know about the rules and your rights when a
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What To Know About Advance-Fee Loans

Some companies promise you a loan or credit card regardless of your credit history. But they want you to pay a “processing” or other fee first. Those are scams. Learn the telltale signs. What Is an
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Managing your bills during the pandemic

Ari Lazarus
COVID-19 has thrown the economy into a tailspin. As people have been laid off, furloughed, or are working fewer hours, bills can pile up. This week, for Financial Literacy Month, we’re looking at ways
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Target for new COVID scam: Small business owners

Lesley Fair
There’s a new coronavirus-related scam making the rounds, but this time the crooks are targeting small businesses. It starts with an email that claims to come from the “Small Business Administration
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Fake and Abusive Debt Collectors

Have you ever gotten a call about a debt you don’t recognize? Or have you had a collector harass, threaten, or lie to you? If you owe a debt — or if you don’t owe the debt a collector is asking about
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Big FTC win against student loan debt relief firm

Colleen Tressler
Just about a year ago, we told you about a case the FTC brought against a student loan debt relief firm. The FTC alleged that the operators of Mission Hills Federal, Federal Direct Group, National