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Celebrating National Consumer Protection Week

The 13th annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is upon us! Government and non-profit entities have joined forces to bring you timely information that will help you protect your privacy, manage your finances, and avoid frauds and scams.

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Scammers prey on the elderly in 2010

Top scams of 2010 reveal con artists targeting elderlyA phone ringing at 3AM usually means one thing: bad news. That’s certainly the case with a Grandparent Scam, in which fraudsters play on the fear that a friend or relative is in danger by calling an elderly victim and posing as a grandchild or acquaintance.

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What's new with gift cards this season?

Important changes to gift card rulesThe Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 that went into effect earlier this year mandated a lot of changes in the credit card industry. It also has some implications for the gift card industry. There’s good news for consumers planning to purchase gift cards for friends and loved ones this holiday season.

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