The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an independent agency of the United States government that aims to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace and shares valuable tips on their website.
You can find a link to the FTC on SLFCU's website under News & Resources; just click the Resources tab and select Privacy, Identity & Security. This website is a helpful resource for SLFCU members who are searching for information about money management, ways to avoid scams, and how to protect yourself as a consumer. You can also visit the FTC directly at www.FTC.gov. The following information is on the FTC website under their TIPS & ADVICE tab:
PRIVACY, IDENTITY & ONLINE SECURITY
Reduce the odds of having your identity stolen and learn what you can do to better protect your online security. The FTC provides tips on limiting unwanted calls and emails and keeping your personal information, computer, and online files secure. If your children are online, get advice for reducing their security risks. This section also offers advice on how to protect against and recognize instances of identity theft, as well as the steps to take if your personal information is stolen to perpetuate fraud.
MONEY & CREDIT
Learn how to recognize scams and frauds as well as what to do if there has been fraud on your accounts. Also find information about saving, spending, or borrowing money that can help you make better financial decisions.
HOMES & MORTGAGES
The FTC provides information about shopping for home loans, home improvements, and saving energy.
JOBS & MAKING MONEY
Find information to help you make smart choices about education and training for future employment, working from home, and going into business.
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