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Want to buy now but pay later? Read this first

Andrew Rayo
Planning to buy things like new clothes or electronics for the holidays, but want to pay later? Some businesses offer “buy now, pay later” plans, which let you get your purchase right away and pay for
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Credit card debt relief that wasn’t

Ari Lazarus
Credit card debt can be stressful. Interest rates can be high, and if you miss or can’t make your full payments, that growing balance can be overwhelming. Enter a group of companies that promised to
Consumer Alert

Imposter scams targeting veterans and servicemembers

Gema de las Heras
As we continue to honor and celebrate veterans, scammers increase efforts around holidays — like Veteran’s Day — to try to take advantage. Right now, a banking scam is tricking veterans (and current
Consumer Alert

Student loan scammers are circling. Keep them at bay

K. Michelle Grajales
With the recent announcement of the one-time federal student loan debt relief plan, we knew scammers were on their way. Well, they’re here. The application for debt relief is rolling out any day now
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Got student loans? Spot scams related to the Sweet lawsuit

Terri Miller
If you have student loans, you probably already know about the US Department of Education’s (ED’s) borrower defense loan forgiveness program. But did you know about a lawsuit and proposed settlement
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Limited waiver for student loan forgiveness ends October 31

Terri Miller
Do you have federal student loans? Have you worked in public service (for a government agency, the military, or a non-profit organization)? If so, find out whether you’re eligible for the Public
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Scammers are offering student loan (un)forgiveness

Terri Miller
The U.S. Department of Education recently announced another extension of the student loan payment pause. That news puts student loans back in the headlines, along with discussion of some possible
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Did you get a payday loan from AMG? You might get a refund

Andrew Rayo
Today, the FTC is sending out a second round of refunds to some of the people affected by a major payday lending scheme operated by AMG Services, Inc. that used names like 500FastCash, OneClickCash
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FTC says credit repair operation was a scam

Seena Gressin
If your credit isn’t as good as you’d like, a company that promises to boost your credit score by hundreds of points in as little as 45 days might seem like the perfect answer. That’s the result that
Consumer Alert

Give yourself some credit (reports)

Seena Gressin
During Financial Literacy Month, we’ve focused on steps to protect your money by spotting and avoiding scams. But here’s another important way to help protect your wallet: regularly check your credit
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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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College students: We want to hear from you

Amy Hebert
If you’re a college student, or a student in a vocational or certificate program, there are scams that specifically target you. This National Consumer Protection Week, we’ve been focused on how scams