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Avoiding Scams, Frauds, and Cons

How to Spot a Con

Credit Freeze Information

Free Credit Freezes Federal Trade Commission blog (06.07.2018)
by Lisa Weintraub Schifferle, Attorney, FTC

Looking for stronger ways to protect your credit? Thanks to a new federal law, soon you can get free credit freezes and year-long fraud alerts. Here’s what to look forward to [since the law took effect] on September 21st:

  • Free credit freezes
  • Free child credit freezes
  • Year-long fraud alerts

Go to: Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (See Title III, Section 301)

Telephone Robocalls

Fraud Alerts


Author: Gaston County Public Library
Title: Avoiding Scams, Frauds, and Cons
Revised: 7 July 2020

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