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We have videos that tell you how to protect your identity, avoid student loan debt relief scams, and how to spot scams against your small business. Other videos are about how to stay ahead of scammers, such as by signing up for free email updates from the FTC.

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February 07, 2020
Thank you for these features.
Patricia Oldham
February 07, 2020
I received an envelope with another name but my address. I handed it back to the postal employee as I could tell there was a credit card inside but I took a picture of the envelope which had the false name attached to my address. I felt this was a safety measure should this name pop up on anything else attached to my address.