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Are you ready for National Consumer Protection Week 2022?

Ari Lazarus
It’s almost February and you know what that means…it’s getting close to National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW)! This year, NCPW is March 6-12, 2022, so now’s the time to jump into planning. NCPW is
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Welcome to Identity Theft Awareness Week 2022

Kelle Slaughter
Today we’re kicking off Identity Theft Awareness Week 2022. Identity thieves have been busier than ever during the pandemic, with scammers and identity thieves after people’s information to apply for
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Conned on social media? It’s not just you

Rosario Méndez
In 2021, more than 95,000 people told the FTC that they’d been scammed with a con that started on social media. In fact, more than one in four people who reported to the FTC that they lost money to
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An early-bird special for Identity Theft Awareness Week

Seena Gressin
Identity Theft Awareness Week starts next Monday but if you’re an early bird, check out a special free webinar tomorrow and get a jump on the week’s events. Experts from the Department of Veterans
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It’s official: Get free COVID test kits at COVIDtests.gov

Colleen Tressler
There’s a new federal resource to get free FDA-authorized coronavirus test kits. At COVIDtests.gov, you’ll find information about testing and a link to the U.S. Postal Service – special.usps.com
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Don’t assume every COVID-19 test site is legit

Ari Lazarus
If you’ve been looking for a COVID-19 test, you probably know that they are in short supply. Unfortunately, scammers love to “help” with shortages. They’ve created fake and unauthorized at-home
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Pause on federal student loan payments extended

Ari Lazarus
As you may have heard, the U.S. Department of Education announced another extension of the flexibilities offered to federal student loan borrowers. Understanding these options can help you make more
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New crypto payment scam alert

Cristina Miranda
There's a new spin on scammers asking people to pay with cryptocurrency. It involves an impersonator, a QR code, and a trip to a store (directed by a scammer on the phone) to send your money to them
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How to avoid buying fake COVID tests online

Colleen Tressler
The news is filled with images of long lines at in-person COVID testing sites and reports of limited supplies of at-home test kits. It’s not a surprise that, according to the U.S. Food and Drug