Watercooler: Learn how to protect against fraud
Fraud continues to pose a serious problem for consumers today, from check and credit card scams to identity theft and purchases online.
How does a person protect against deceptive practices? A few answers can be found on websites dedicated to preventing consumer fraud. Here are a few instructive sites:
Consumer Federation of America • Serves up fraud protection tips in a variety of categories at http://bit.ly/oPKzfB.
Federal Trade Commission • Offers information on key privacy and identity theft topics, including computer security, at http://1.usa.gov/129Tdne.
Fraud Guides • Contains consumer fraud protection tips, with columns on a range of topics, including travel scams, ATM and credit card fraud, and identity theft, at http://bit.ly/c18NLg.
National Consumers League • Features insights on how to detect a scam, file a complaint, and spot different forms of fraud, at http://www.fraud.org.