CFPB Your Money Your Goals Toolkit - English

Financial Empowerment

Many U.S. consumers in dire straits feel overwhelmed by their financial situation. But, a new tool kit from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) can be a lifesaver for fiscal health. The new toolkit called Your Money, Your Goals equips distressed consumers to make spending decisions that help them reach their goals; avoid tricks and…

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PayDay Loan Scum

It’s bad enough being forced to get a payday loan to cover a cash shortage and to know you are going to pay through your nose for those urgently needed dollars. But there are scumsters out there who will falsely promise you a payday loan, debit your bank account to collect a fee without your…

Tesla Sweepstake Giveaway by US Bankl

Dream Car

The ultimate dream car of the year, is yours for the taking if you decide to switch your personal banking business to U.S. Bank and get lucky. U.S. Bank is offering new customers the chance to win a 2014 Tesla Model S (or a $100,000 cash prize) in the bank’s Power Up Your Summer Sweepstakes.…

FTC cracks down on technical support scams.

Tech Support Scams

The fleecing of America continues as firms, mostly based in India, masquerade as major computer companies, tricking consumers into believing their computers were riddled with malware and then charged consumers to “fix” them. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ordered the operators of several international tech support scams to pay more than $5.1 million in…

Foreclosure Scam

It is one of the saddest recent stories in the U.S. history: scam artists trying to take advantage of people who need help avoiding foreclosure. Our good friends at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) say these “low-life” mortgage rescue scammers have taken $25 million in illegal advance fees from consumers. Federal law bans law…

kid playing a game on a device

Coins & Stars & Acorns

Over the past few years parents have pulling the hair out when their kids rack up unauthorized purchases of virtual “coins,” “stars,” and “acorns,” while playing a downloaded game. Some kids have racked up more than $300 in unauthorized charges while children who could not read were able to just click a lot of buttons…

Vet Money Help

Transitioning out of military service to civilian life can be a daunting task especially in regard to financial matters. Service members have many consumer protections and financial support systems available to them while in the military, but once they separate from service, many no longer have access to critical resources and protections tailored to service…