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Consumer Protection Publications

Consumer Scams and Fraud


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10 Ways to Avoid Fraud
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10 Ways to Avoid Fraud
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Provides consumers with 10 tips for avoiding mass marketing fraud.
Available: online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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A Consumer's Guide to Sweepstakes and Lotteries
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A Consumer's Guide to Sweepstakes and Lotteries
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Use this informaiton as a guide when responding to sweepstakes offers and for recognizing the difference between legitimate sweepstakes and other types of illegitimate offers.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Avoiding Scams Against Immigrants
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Avoiding Scams Against Immigrants
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Helps consumers spot and avoid scams that target immigrants, and figure out where to get real help.
Available: online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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U.S. Postal Inspection Service Guide to Preventing Mail Fraud
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U.S. Postal Inspection Service Guide to Preventing Mail Fraud
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This publications includes some of the more common mail fraud schemes and related consumer problems. Learn about the various types of frauds and scams and how to protect yourself.
Available: online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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