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All Consumer Action publications are available online, with most also available as a PDF download. Government agencies, nonprofits and other community-based organizations who wish to distribute our publications for educational purposes can use the PDF file to instantly produce a professional-looking brochure using an office printer.

Library of English Publications, Sorted by Date

ID Theft & Account Fraud - Lesson Plan (English)

Library: English | ID Theft & Account Fraud - Lesson Plan (English).

This updated packet provides guidance for teachers and team leaders. The 48-page packet contains a detailed curriculum, classroom activities and take-home worksheets. (Note: It is only available as a PDF file.)

Category: Fraud/Scams ID Theft Privacy Rights on Apr 13, 2006

 
ID Theft & Account Fraud - PowerPoint Training Slides (English)

Library: English | ID Theft & Account Fraud - PowerPoint Training Slides (English).

The ID Theft & Account Fraud PowerPoint training file is available for download in the “Download File” section.

Category: Fraud/Scams ID Theft Privacy Rights on Apr 13, 2006

 
Inspection reports

Library: English | Inspection reports What you need to know before you buy a home.

Home inspection and hazard reports detail existing and potential problems with the home or property you are considering. These reports can help you decide whether repairs or mitigations (cures or preventative efforts) are needed.

Category: Housing Buying a Home on Jan 09, 2006

 
Fraud Bingo Game

Library: English | Fraud Bingo Game.

Consumer Action’s Fraud Bingo is a fun activity you can use in your trainings.

Category: Fraud/Scams ID Theft on Nov 02, 2005

 
66 Ways to Save Money

Library: English | 66 Ways to Save Money.

An illustrated brochure that provides 66 concrete steps consumers can take to save money or prevent fraud. Major topics covered are transportation, insurance, banking/credit, housing and utilities.

Category: Money Management on Apr 01, 2005

 
Questions & Answers About Subprime Lending

Library: English | Questions & Answers About Subprime Lending.

This eight-page training guide, written in a question-and-answer format, discusses subprime lending and its pitfalls from a consumer advocacy perspective. The guide covers risk-based pricing of loans, subprime loans, credit scoring, predatory lending, illegal practices, and how consumers can protect themselves and fight back if they become victims.

Category: Credit Credit Reports/Scores Credit Scores on Apr 01, 2004

 
Poor Credit means Higher Interest Rates - How to avoid bad loans

Library: English | Poor Credit means Higher Interest Rates - How to avoid bad loans.

This brochure addresses “subprime” loans offered to people with credit problems. While consumers with poor credit can find fairly priced mortgages, car loans and credit cards at higher-than-average rates, this population is easily victimized by very bad deals called predatory lending. This brochure covers illegal lending practices, warning signs of bad loans, how to avoid becoming a victim, filing a compaint and resources for advice and assistance.

Category: Credit Credit Reports/Scores on Apr 01, 2004

 
Telemarketers : Do Not Call

Library: English | Telemarketers : Do Not Call A new way to limit unwanted sales calls.

Are you tired of unwanted telemarketing calls? Now there is a new government tool to help stop unwanted calls. The National Do Not Call Registry is a free list you can join to limit calls to your home and cell phone for five years. “Telemarketers: Do Not Call!” explains how easy it is to put your name on the registry, what you should expect when you register and how to deal with unwanted telemarketing calls.

Category: Telecom on Jul 14, 2003

 
Questions & Answers About Privacy & Your Credit Report

Library: English | Questions & Answers About Privacy & Your Credit Report.

Privacy abuses are on the increase, including credit fraud and identity theft, a fast-growing crime in which an impostor applies for credit under a victim’s name. “Questions and Answers about Privacy and Credit Reports” offers in-depth information on privacy and credit reports, bank accounts and marketing as well as new laws designed to help people better control how their personal information is used.

Category: Credit Credit Fraud Credit Reports/Scores Credit Scores Fraud/Scams Privacy Rights on Jun 24, 2003

 
Privacy and Your Credit Report

Library: English | Privacy and Your Credit Report.

Our personal financial information is more easily available and far less secure in the computer age than it was in the days of old-fashioned filing cabinets. “Privacy and Your Credit Report” explains why the information contained in your credit report can, in the wrong hands, be used to abuse your privacy. It also explains how California residents have strong privacy rights with new laws and an office of privacy protection.

Category: Credit Credit Fraud Credit Reports/Scores Fraud/Scams Privacy Rights on Jun 23, 2003

 

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