Archives for April, 2016

FTC and NCUA Twitter Chat for Financial Literacy Month

To celebrate Financial Literacy Month, the FTC will be a guest on a live Twitter chat hosted by the National Credit Union Administration. NCUA is a federal agency that works to raise consumer awareness and increase access to credit union services. NCUA and the FTC will share tips about saving, borrowing money, managing credit, and […]

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Sophia Ephraim, Founder and President of the Chapter at North Carolina Central University, tables at her school to recruit new members into a community that will last a lifetime! ?#?NCCU? ?#?Recruitment? – HonorSociety.org

This image was posted to Instagram by HonorSociety.org. Take a look at the new image from Instagram. HonorSociety.org® is the preeminent organization dedicated to recognition of student success, and to empowering students to achieve. Becoming a member of an honor society recognizes your achievements. HonorSociety.org uniquely also focuses on helping you achieve your long-term goals […]

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Reentering society with consumer savvy

This is National Reentry Week, a time to recognize the work government agencies and others do to address the challenges facing formerly incarcerated people. Consumer knowledge helps with successful reentry, giving people the tools to better manage their finances, make informed buying decisions, and avoid scams. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Reentering society with consumer […]

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Apr
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Apr
22

There’s still time to enter our April Writing Challenge! You can even become a Featured Writer for HonorSociety.org…Make sure to read the following directions and submit your entries: http://bit.ly/1RoJ9UK – HonorSociety.org

This image was posted to Instagram by HonorSociety.org. Take a look at the new image from Instagram. HonorSociety.org® is the preeminent organization dedicated to recognition of student success, and to empowering students to achieve. Becoming a member of an honor society recognizes your achievements. HonorSociety.org uniquely also focuses on helping you achieve your long-term goals […]

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Scammers offering to help with disability applications

Scammers are trying to get personal information from people by pretending to help with applications for disability benefits and claims. A recent alert from the Social Security Inspector General warns of this phishing scam, and — whether or not you’ve started an application for benefits — these scammers could contact you. They’re taking a shot […]

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Apr
21
Apr
21

If your intention is to be successful, then you will be ? #lesshabit #moreintent – HonorSociety.org

This image was posted to Instagram by HonorSociety.org. Take a look at the new image from Instagram. HonorSociety.org® is the preeminent organization dedicated to recognition of student success, and to empowering students to achieve. Becoming a member of an honor society recognizes your achievements. HonorSociety.org uniquely also focuses on helping you achieve your long-term goals […]

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Bogus debts, bogus collections

At the FTC, we sue abusive debt collectors and try to do right by people who’ve been harmed by unlawful practices. But we also try to protect people from being harmed in the first place. That’s exactly why I’m here: to warn you about debt collectors calling about debts that the FTC knows are bogus. […]

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