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 Publications page.

Library: Vietnamese | Personal bankruptcy: Your financial fresh start (Vietnamese) . Bankruptcy can offer a financial fresh start for consumers overwhelmed by debt, but there is a lot to know about the process and potential consequences before a decision to file can be made. This guide explains the differences between the two types of personal bankruptcy, what is required of filers, what happens to debts and assets, alternatives to consider, the general legal process, and where to find assistance and more information. Filed Under: Bankruptcy Credit Consumer Rights Credit Cards Debt Collection Foreclosure on Dec 21, 2017

Library: Vietnamese | Get a Car Loan (Vietnamese) That’s in your best interest. If you are seeking financing for a new or used car, you have many options for financing even if you have a poor financial history. However, late payments and other credit problems signal lenders that you are a risky customer, which will increase the interest rates on loans available to you. Filed Under: Automobiles Credit Credit Reports Credit Scores on May 04, 2017

Library: Vietnamese | The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (Vietnamese) How it restricts collectors and protects consumers . This concise guide to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) makes consumers aware of what collectors must do under the law, what they are allowed to do, and what they are prohibited from doing. It also provides information about getting a collector to stop contacting you, what your options are if a collector violates the FDCPA and where to get more information or personal assistance. Filed Under: Credit Consumer Rights Debt Collection Money Management on Oct 31, 2016

Library: Vietnamese | Debtors’ Rights (Vietnamese) Protecting yourself from debt collection lawsuits. This 16-page guide helps consumers who owe money understand how to avoid a debt collection lawsuit, what the legal process is if they can’t avoid being sued, their rights if they lose the suit and how to file a complaint against a debt collector. Filed Under: Credit Consumer Rights Debt Collection on Aug 26, 2015

Library: Vietnamese | Improve Your Credit -  Put Bad Credit Behind You (Vietnamese) . An easy-to-read brochure that explains why having good credit is important, your rights if your credit application is rejected, how to check your credit report, how to dispute mistakes on your credit report and how to begin to rebuild good credit. Filed Under: Credit Credit Fraud Credit Reports Credit Scores on Aug 28, 2012

Library: Vietnamese | Credit Reports and Credit Scores (Vietnamese) . Your credit history has a significant impact on your ability to achieve important financial goals. Learn what information is collected about you, how to interpret and improve it, and what your rights are. Filed Under: Credit Credit Reports Credit Scores on Apr 08, 2011

Library: Vietnamese | Consumer Reports and Specialty Reports (Vietnamese) . Companies use consumer and specialty reports, much like credit reports, to determine such things as how likely you are to be a good employee, become ill or file an insurance claim. You have the right to see what is collected about you and to dispute inaccurate information. Filed Under: Credit Credit Reports Credit Scores on Apr 08, 2011

Library: Vietnamese | Good Credit - Build it and keep it (Vietnamese) . A fact sheet that explains what credit history is, what a credit report is, how to get your credit report, how to establish good credit and where to complain if you have a problem. Filed Under: Credit Credit Fraud Credit Reports Credit Scores on May 14, 2010

Library: Vietnamese | Staying on Track With Credit (Vietnamese) . 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. Filed Under: Credit Credit Reports Credit Scores Money Management on Jul 18, 2009

Library: Vietnamese | Understanding Your Credit Score (Vietnamese) . 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. Filed Under: Credit on Jun 06, 2008

Library: Vietnamese | Freeze Your Credit File (Vietnamese) Leave ID Thieves Out in the Cold. A credit file "security freeze" is a preventive tool to help you avoid identity theft and to block impostors from using your personal information to establish credit. This publication explains how to "freeze" your credit file, which prevents new credit from being established in your name until you temporarily or permanently lift the freeze. Filed Under: Credit Credit Reports Fraud/Scams Privacy Rights on Jun 03, 2008

Library: Vietnamese | California Car Buyer’s Bill of Rights (Vietnamese) . California car buyers have important new rights beginning July 1, 2006. The Car Buyer’s Bill of Rights will change the way millions of cars are bought and sold in California. Filed Under: Automobiles Credit Credit Scores on Dec 13, 2006

Library: Vietnamese | Poor Credit means Higher Interest Rates - How to avoid bad loans (Vietnamese) . 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. Filed Under: Credit on Apr 01, 2004

Library: Vietnamese | Giving Yourself Some Credit (Vietnamese) . An illustrated fact sheet describing what credit is, how to obtain it, and how to use it. Also describes credit ratings, credit bureaus, and the importance of consumers periodically reviewing a copy of their credit report for accuracy. Explains the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. Filed Under: Credit on Apr 02, 1993

Library: Vietnamese | California Immigrants and Credit (Vietnamese) . Bài hướng dẫn giải thích tín dụng cho người di dân California: phương cách đạt tiêu chuẩn để lấy tín dụng, cách sử dụng đúng đằn, và phương cách tránh vấn đề xảy ra với tín dụng. Bài viết giải thích các cơ quan cho tín dụng, lý lịch tín dụng, cơ quan báo cáo tín dụng, mánh lới lường gạt và lạm dụng. Bài viết cũng đính kèm một bảng chú giải danh từ tín dụng và các nguồn hướng dẫn trong cộng đồng.

A fact sheet designed to explain credit to California immigrants: how to qualify for it, how to use it properly, and how to avoid problems. Discusses creditors, credit history, credit bureaus, scams, and abuses. Includes a short glossary of credit terms and a listing of community resources for further information. Filed Under: Credit on Apr 01, 1993

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