Consumer protection laws are meant to:
Prevent unfair or deceptive business practices.
What is the FIRST action you should take if you suspect there has been a fraudulent charge on your credit card?
Contact the credit card company to report the fraudulent charge.
It is generally safe to provide your Social Security Number to:
Verified trusted sources that need it
The primary goal of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is:
To protect consumers by regulating financial products and services.
After a suspected identity fraud case has been resolved, you should:
Both A and B
The safest action to take if someone claiming to be from your bank calls you to ask for account information is to:
Hang up and call back using the bank’s official phone number.
Which of the following scenarios might indicate that you have been a victim of identity theft?
Your credit report displays accounts you did not open.
What is the safest way to dispose of old bank account statements?
Shred them in a paper shredder.
Which of the following is the BEST way to protect against identity theft?
Change online account passwords frequently.
Which type of password would be considered secure?
None of the above
Consumer protection laws might result in:
Fewer unwanted telemarketing calls.
Which action will be least helpful if you’ve been the victim of identity theft?
Withdraw your money from all accounts.
The best way to investigate fraudulent transactions on your credit card is to:
Review your recent credit card statements.
If you’ve been a victim of identity theft, what should you do after contacting the company that reported the suspicious charge and issuing a credit fraud report?
Order a credit report.
Where could an identity theft access your personal information?
Both A and B
Which document puts you at the LEAST risk of identity theft?