English Library: Credit

Some of the following Consumer Action publications are available in bulk for non-profit or government agencies to distribute for educational purposes. Further info can be found on the How To Order Consumer Action's Publications page.

Staying on Track With Credit

Library: English | Staying on Track With Credit: How to use credit wisely

Credit can be a valuable financial tool for consumers who understand its costs and benefits and how to use it wisely. This brochure defines open-ended, or revolving, credit, including credit cards, home equity lines of credit and overdraft lines of credit, and discusses the pros and cons of using credit. It includes tips on high-cost credit to avoid.

Category: Credit Credit Reports/Scores Credit Scores Money Management on Jul 08, 2009

 
Credit Card Fraud - Lesson Plan

Library: English | Credit Card Fraud - Lesson Plan

This updated packet provides guidance for teachers and team leaders. The 18-page packet contains a detailed curriculum, classroom activities and Phishing information. (Note: It is only available as a PDF file.)

Category: Credit Credit Cards Fraud/Scams on Jul 08, 2009

 
Questions and answers about credit card fraud

Library: English | Questions and answers about credit card fraud: Training Manual

This 24-page publication provides information about many aspects of credit card fraud and offers tips for recognizing fraud and preventing it. The guide also covers how to check your credit card billing statement, where to report credit card fraud and what to do when fraud strikes. A list of helpful resources is included.

Category: Credit Credit Cards Fraud/Scams on Jul 08, 2009

 
Recognizing Credit Card Fraud

Library: English | Recognizing Credit Card Fraud

Credit card fraud happens when consumers give their credit card number to unfamiliar individuals, when cards are lost or stolen, when mail is diverted from the intended recipient and taken by criminals, or when employees of a business copy the card or card numbers of a cardholder. This new Consumer Action publication explains how to recognize and avoid many forms of fraud that involve credit cards, such as skimming, phishing, ID theft and counterfeit cards.

Category: Credit Credit Cards Fraud/Scams on Jul 08, 2009

 
Credit Card Fraud - PowerPoint Training Slides

Library: English | Credit Card Fraud - PowerPoint Training Slides

The Credit Card Fraud PowerPoint training file is available for download in the “Download File” section.

Category: Credit Credit Cards Fraud/Scams on Jul 08, 2009

 
Good Credit - Seminar Lesson Plan Packet

Library: English | Good Credit - Seminar Lesson Plan Packet

This PDF packet provides guidance for teachers and team leaders. The packet contains a detailed curriculum, classroom activities and take home worksheets.

Category: Credit Credit Fraud Credit Reports/Scores Credit Scores Fraud/Scams on Jun 10, 2009

 
Understanding Debit Cards

Library: English | Understanding Debit Cards: Plastic with a difference

Debit cards look similar to credit cards, but they work differently. This publication explains how they work, what consumer protections exist and how cardholders can address problems with billing and unauthorized use.

Category: Banking Credit Credit Cards Money Management on Apr 01, 2008

 
Be Careful Where You Get Credit - PowerPoint Slides

Library: English | Be Careful Where You Get Credit - PowerPoint Slides

This presentation is a companion to the brochure “Watch Where You Get Credit,” which compares various sources of credit—from credit unions to pawn shops.

Category: Credit Money Management on Mar 27, 2008

 
Watch Where You Get Credit

Library: English | Watch Where You Get Credit: Not all credit is good credit

This publication explains the various sources of credit—from credit unions to pawn shops—and includes warnings about credit that consumers might want to avoid.

Category: Credit Money Management on Mar 26, 2008

 
Understanding Your Credit Score

Library: English | Understanding Your Credit Score

Your credit score is a “snapshot” of your credit history that is used by lenders, insurers and others to assess your creditworthiness and the likelihood that you will pay your bills and repay outstanding loans. This publication explains how to learn your score, how to interpret it and how to maintain or improve it.

Category: Credit Credit Reports/Scores Credit Scores on Feb 26, 2008

 
 

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