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What To Do if a Debt Collector Sues You

If a debt collector files a lawsuit against you to collect a debt, it’s important to respond — either yourself or through an attorney. And remember, you have rights when it comes to dealing with debt
Consumer Alert

FTC sends customer refunds in three cases

Emily Wu
The FTC works to fulfill its mission in many ways, including bringing cases against companies who are being unfair or deceptive. And it’s happy news when those cases result in refunds. Last year, FTC
Consumer Alert

Fraud affects every community

Traci Armani
Scams can target specific communities, but they affect people in every community. No matter what community you live in, or feel a part of, you can help protect yourself and your whole community
Consumer Alert

Dealing with a deceased relative’s debt

Ari Lazarus
Especially during this time of crisis, dealing with the death of a loved one is hard. Dealing with a debt collector calling about their debts can make it even harder. If you’re in this situation and a
Consumer Alert

Dealing with debt collectors during the pandemic

Seena Gressin
Job losses have traveled hand-in-hand with the Coronavirus. If you’re having trouble paying your bills, you’re not alone. Here are a few things to keep in mind if a debt collector calls. Consider
Consumer Alert

It’s National Consumer Protection Week 2019

Andrew Smith
Welcome to National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) 2019. This marks 21 years of commemorating the important work that the FTC, state attorneys general offices and many community partner organizations
Consumer Alert

The top frauds of 2018

Paul Witt
Every year, millions of you tell us – and our partners – about the frauds you spotted. Last year, we heard from 3 million of you, and here’s some of what we learned from your reports: We collected