Consumer Information Resources

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Consumer Information Resources


Nate saved his money for months, taking extra shifts at the restaurant where he worked every chance he could. He could only borrow his roommate’s car for so long, and though the car he noticed parked on the street with a huge For Sale sign on his way to work wasn’t exactly what he was looking for, the price seemed too good to pass. He met the owner of the car on Friday afternoon a couple hours before his evening shift. Kevin seemed like a nice guy.

“The car belongs to my daughter,” he said. “She just got married and doesn’t need it anymore.” Nate can’t believe his luck. Forking over half the cost of what he expected to pay for a used car, ...

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Consumer Credit Education

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  • Getting Credit [en español]

    Provides tips on shopping for credit cards, using cards carefully, and keeping your credit record clean. Also explains credit reports and credit scores, how to protect your identity, improve your credit record, and what to do if you are a victim of identity theft. A good source of information for people learning about credit.


  • Credit Card Insider

    Credit Card Insider is your resource for unbiased consumer and commercial lending options.  We are advocates of the responsible use of credit, building and managing your credit history, and making informed decision when selecting a credit card.


Facts for Consumers

Consumer Alerts


  • Credit Card Payoff Calculator

    Wondering how long it will take to pay off your credit card(s)? Based on the information you provide, the calculator will give you an estimate of how long it will take you to pay off your credit card balance.

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    A bookmark promoting the FTC website - - where consumers can find short, practical tips, videos, and other resources to help them weather tough economic times. 2.5"x 8.5", 2 pages, color.

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  • Giving The Bounce To Counterfeit Check Scams [PDF]

    How to recognize, avoid, and report counterfeit check scams.
  • Prescreened Offers Of Credit And Insurance [PDF]

    The Federal Trade Commission wants you to know how prescreening works, what opting out means, and how to opt out, if you decide to do so.
  • Private Student Loans: How to Spot Deceptive Offers [PDF]

    How to spot potentially deceptive claims or business practices some private companies may use to get your student loan business.
  • Recognizing Foreclosure Rescue Scams [PDF]

    Explains how various foreclosure rescue scams work, and where consumers can find legitimate help.