Consumer Scams

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Older Consumers Targeted By Fraudsters Not Once, But Twice!

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau discovered a financial scam targeting older consumers who had previously been victims of fraudulent money-making schemes. Learn how to identify these scams.


Directives and Ways to Avoid Financial Exploitation

Information about financial exploitation and how to avoid it.


Where to Find an Attorney for Specific Legal Advice

 All legal service programs in Arizona differ, and their criteria for accepting cases vary as well. Find out what programs are available and where to go for assistance.


Identity Theft

Identity theft is the unauthorized use of someone’s personal data. Identity thieves may rummage through your trash, steal your wallet or skim encoded data from your credit card. Find out what to do and where to find help.


Consumer Protection - How to Avoid Scams

Americans lose an estimated $40 billion a year in telemarketing fraud alone, and another $4 billion in mail scams. And the victims are often seniors. Know your rights and how you might be vulnerable.




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Question: Hi, It's been nearly two months since I opened a new money market account at a local bank. How do I get the bank to pay me the interest rate they promised? Thanks
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Question: I RECENTLY WAS HAVING A SECURITY SYSTEM INSTALLED WHICH NEVER WAS FINISHED. AFTER NEARLY 3 WEEKS AND SEVERAL ATTEMPTS I MADE EITHER BY PHONE OR INTERNET TO INQUIRE ABOUT THE SITUATION NO ONE CAME TO FINISH INSTALLING THE SYSTEM. I BECAME FRUSTRATED AND DECIDED TO CANCEL MY INVOLVEMENT WITH THIS COMPANY. I WAS TOLD BY A REPRESENTATIVE I WOULD BE REFUNDED. I HAVE YET TO RECEIVE SAID REFUND. WHAT ARE MY RECOURSES TO RECOOP MY MONEY?
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Question: a man is demanding I pay him for assisting me in selling a house I sold "by owner" I he is not licensed. He claims we had an oral agreement that I would pay him rather then hiring a realtor He is suing me for $5000
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Question: I COSIGNED FOR AN AUTO LOAN FOR MY SON, AND LEARNED THAT THE DOCUMENTS WERE FALSIFIED HOW CAN I GET HELP WITH THIS?
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Question: My mother recently passed away while on hospice care. I did not have pre-arrangements made. Hospice offered to arrange services with the least expensive local funeral home. Since this is hospice' area of expertise, I agreed. This funeral home charged nearly twice what the other two businesses in the area charge. This company also was not the coroner designated on call mortuary for this particular month? I feel this is a scam, what can I do?
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