ID Theft Prevention: A MoneyWi$e Training

Moneywi$e training in Richmond, VA on July 17th 2012 was a success.
Published: Monday, July 30, 2012

Moneywi$e training in Richmond VAConsumer Action and Capital One hosted a free MoneyWi$e community training in Richmond, VA. About 60 nonprofit community organization staffers (including some representing the Asian community) participated in this training. Participants will bring home what they learned from this training, to assist their community in resolving or preventing problems related to the topics discussed at the training.

In response to the increasing financial challenges and consumer frauds our communities have encountered following the global financial and economic crisis, Consumer Action re-focused its trainings to provide specific tools and assistance that the community needs, such as taking preventive measures prior to potential financial disasters; taking steps to improve one's financial capacity and building assets; and learning how and where to get help once problems occurred. All of these basic skills and information are what consumers have to learn now.

Moneywi$e training in Richmond VAIn this training, Consumer Action trainers shared with participants many tips, guidelines and lots of educational materials on personal finance. They also provided resources and held a lively Q&A session. Training participants received 12 MoneyWi$e educational modules addressing many popular topics and community needs. These modules are: Banking Basics, Elder Fraud, Good Credit, ID Theft and Account Fraud, Keys to Homeownership, Micro Business, Personal Bankruptcy, Rebuilding Good Credit, Saving to Build Wealth, Successful Homeownership, Teens and Money and Tracking Your Money.

The above original article appeared in the Chinese Sing Tao Daily website

Consumer Action is a nonprofit organization, established in 1971 in San Francisco, California. In addition to its San Francisco headquarters, Consumer Action also has offices in Los Angeles and Washington, DC.

Consumer Action's mission is to advocate on behalf of consumers and to conduct free educational trainings at communities across the country. Consumer Action provides free multilingual educational brochures in five languages. Every year, Consumer Action distributes up to one million free publications. Individual consumers can also learn more about Consumer Action and about their consumer rights by visiting the Consumer Action website, which has a Chinese page filled with good information. Consumers who wish to get more information or make a complaint, may call and leave a voicemail message 24 hours a day at Consumer Action's Hotline 415-777-9635. You will receive a reply from one of our Chinese, English or Spanish-speaking hotline counselors. You may also file a complaint via the Internet, by sending an email to our .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)




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