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Managing Money Topic: Fraud

A listing of news items, events, books, and publications on fraud.

 
 

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CA News & Special Reports

CA News Logo Insurance Issue [Fall 2008] In the Fall 2008 issue, Consumer Action focuses on insurance. The results of an online poll reveal details about consumers and insurance coverage, including the downsides to filing a claim. Other topics include credit car rental car coverage, how to add "riders" to policies, the privacy implications of "pay-as-you-drive" insurance, increased FDIC deposit insurance, rental insurance and news of a new insurance web site created by Consumer Action. For much more, see the Table of Contents below. (Wednesday, November 12, 2008)

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Five Recent Publications

Savvy Online Shopping PowerPoint slides

Savvy Online Shopping PowerPoint slides. The downloadable Savvy Online Shopping PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used in conjunction with the lesson plan, adding a visual component that will help engage learners and improve retention.

Savvy Online Shopping seminar lesson plan and class activities

Savvy Online Shopping seminar lesson plan and class activities. This packet, only available as a PDF file, provides guidance for community educators. It contains a detailed curriculum and classroom activities.

Questions and answers about savvy online shopping and dispute resolution

Questions and answers about savvy online shopping and dispute resolution. Written in Q&A format, this backgrounder answers many questions about savvy online shopping that are not covered in the companion brochures.

Savvy online shopping: How to resolve a dispute

Savvy online shopping: How to resolve a dispute. Consumers who shop online sometimes run into problems, from delivery or product issues to billing questions or disputes. This publication explains the steps that online shoppers can take to avoid or resolve these and other problems that might arise.

Savvy online shopping: Tips for trouble-free transactions

Savvy online shopping: Tips for trouble-free transactions. Online shopping offers all sorts of benefits, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t without potential risks. This publication explains how to reduce hassles by protecting your personal information, making wise choices about where you shop and how you pay, and taking steps to avoid disputes.

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BookNotes

Scammed Cover ArtScammed  Once upon a time store prices were simple and fair, businesses stood behind their products with guarantees free of fine print and loopholes, and companies genuinely seemed to care about their valued customers—but those days are long gone. In his new exposé, consumer advocate Christopher…

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Recovering from Identity Theft Cover ArtThe Complete Idiot’s Guide to Recovering from Identity Theft 

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States and in many cases the victim has no knowledge of the theft until the situation is dire. Even then, most people have no idea what to do to get their lives…

You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man Cover ArtYou Can’t Cheat an Honest Man 

Since the Bernard Madoff "Ponzi scheme" scandal broke, shocking investors and the Wall Street community, this insider's guide to investment rip-offs, scams and con artists has been in demand. The book, published in the late '90s, is designed to educate consumers and make them…

Ponzi Cover ArtPonzi 

Who was Ponzi, the man whose name is synonymous with the classic “rob-Peter-to-pay-Paul” scam where money from new investors goes to reward earlier ones? (It's the kind of scheme that Bernard Madoff recently used to rake in $50 billion from gullible folks all over…

The Truth About Avoiding Scams Cover ArtThe Truth About Avoiding Scams 

Scams have always been with us, and they always will be - except now, technology makes scammers' jobs even easier, enabling them to reach out from anywhere around the world, and take advantage of more people than ever before. No matter how smart you…

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