National Consumer Protection Week, March 3-9, is a great time to learn more about how you can help guard against identity theft, fraud, and scams; make informed financial decisions; and know your rights.
The annual week is a coordinated campaign among federal, state and local agencies, and organizations encouraging consumer education. Participating agencies include the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the National Association of Attorneys General. Many of these partners offer educational materials to help consumers be wary of scams and stay protected.
Equifax also offers articles aimed at educating consumers to help them protect themselves against identity theft and make more informed decisions when it comes to credit. For National Consumer Protection Week, here is a roundup of some of our top articles on key topics:
Identity Theft, Fraud and Scams
Identity Theft: What it is, What to Do
Types of Identity Theft
Are My Children at Risk From Identity Theft?
Neighbor Spoofing: A New Type of Phone Scam
Don’t Get Skimmed: How to Help Protect Your Data at the Pump or ATM
How Do I Get My Free Credit Report?
How Long Does Information Stay on my Equifax Credit Report?
A Guide to Credit Disputes
9 Things You May Not Know About the Fair Credit Reporting Act – But Should
Who is Allowed to Access Your Equifax Credit Report?
Visit our education pages and the Equifax Finance Blog often to get answers to your credit and identity theft questions and learn about positive credit habits.
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