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A Basic Primer on Identity Theft

by Jim Malmberg

Definition of fraud

May 15, 2014 – At ACCESS, we publish a lot of information on identity theft. But much of the information that we provide is actually targeted to an audience that is already familiar with ID theft; what it is and how criminals commit the crime. … Continue Reading

A handy consumer resource

by Federal Trade Commission

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The world can be a tricky place for consumers. It takes time and energy to research companies, compare products, and stay up-to-date on the latest scams. At times, it might feel like a full time job. … Continue Reading

Trust But Verify Personal Finance Advice

by Terry Savage

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When it comes to making money decisions, doubt and self-doubt are inevitable. After all, unlike many choices that are subject to whimsy and fate, financial decisions can be judged by their direct impact on your well-being, now and in the future. … Continue Reading

Spring Housecleaning Your Money

by Terry Savage

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Its time for a spring money cleanup. I’m not suggesting you run your cash through the washing machine. Instead, you might want to invest in a file box and a small home shredder and start getting rid of excess paper that clogs up the view of your finances. … Continue Reading

Proactive Fraud Awareness – One of Many Good Reasons to Be Vigilant

by Robin Slade

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Knowledge is indeed power – and nowhere is this more evident than when knowledge shines a light on nefarious activities – devious acts take place in the shadows, when they lie exposed they are no longer effective. Consumer engagement and education lie at the heart of cutting short fraudulent activities. … Continue Reading

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