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Your Source for a Truly Free Credit Report? (video)

Your credit report affects your ability to get a loan or job, and could help you avoid identity theft.  You can get a truly free credit report from



What To Do If You Get a Robocall (video)

Tips for dealing with robocalls.


How to File a Complaint (video)

Report scams to the FTC online or by phone.


Sign Up for the Do Not Call Registry (audio)

Reduce telemarketing calls by registering your phone number for free at


Dealing with Debt Collectors (video)

Understand your rights when dealing with debt collectors.

Tags: credit, debt

Your Source for a Truly Free Credit Report? (audio)

You can get a truly free credit report from


Online Reviews and Recommendations (video)

This video describes how consumers can evaluate online reviews and recommendations when shopping.


Work at Home Scams (audio)

If an ad claims a work-at-home business can make you rich quick, you’re probably looking at a scam


Protect Your Computer from Malware (video)

What you can to avoid, detect and get rid of viruses and spyware.


Shopping for Light Bulbs (video)

If you want to know how bright a light bulb is, look at its lumens.


Payday Loans (audio)

If you need cash fast, you may have options besides expensive payday loans.

Tags: loan

Diet Ads and Weight-loss Products (audio)

Want to lose weight? Don't believe ads promising quick and easy weight loss without any diet or exercise.


Free Trials Can Cost You (video)

Read the fine print — or free trials can wind up costing you.


Sharing Information: A Day in Your Life (video)

Many everyday activities allow businesses access to information about you.

0:44 - Apartment Jingle (video) is the only authorized source to get your free credit report under federal law.


Job Scams (video)

Don't pay for the promise for a job. Learn how to avoid job scams.

Tags: jobs, scam

Hang Up on Fraudulent Telemarketing (video)

If a telemarketer asks for money or account information to collect a "prize," hang up. It's a scam.


Hang Up on Robocalls (audio)

If you answer the phone and hear a recorded sales message — hang up

Tags: robocall

Signs of Identity Theft (audio)

Clues that someone may have stolen your identity.

0:49 - Irish Jingle (video) is the only authorized source to get your free credit report under federal law.


5 Ways to Save Money on Gas (audio)

Practical tips to increase your gas mileage.


Paying Your Car Loan (video)

Here’s why you don’t want to pay fees to a business that promises to lower your monthly car payment or  help stop a repossession.


Starting an Internet Business (audio)

Don't believe ads that claim you can start an online business without much work or money.


Money Transfer Scams (video)

Don't wire money to someone you don't know.

Tags: complaint

Avoid Foreclosure Rescue Scams (video)

Don't be fooled — or robbed — by dishonest promises to save your home from foreclosure.


If You're a Victim of Identity Theft (audio)

Steps to take right away if your identity has been stolen.


Business Opportunities: Ask Some Questions (audio)

Business “opportunities” often don't live up to the hype. Take your time and ask questions before you consider an investment.


Robocalls Gone Wrong (video)

Illegal robocalls are the rise and the FTC is working to solve the problem.


Government Imposter Scams (audio)

Con artists sometimes impersonate government officials to trick you into sending money.


Online Dating Scams (audio)

An online love interest who lures you from a dating site and asks for money is probably a scam artist.


Saving Money on Heating and Cooling Your Home (audio)

Tips to help you save energy — and money — in your home.


Phishy Home (video)

There is an unexpected visitor at someone's home.


Protecting Your Child's Personal Information (audio)

Steps you can take to safeguard your child's personal information against identity theft.


Minimum Payments on Credit Cards (video)

This video shows what happens when someone makes just the minimum payment on a credit card balance.


Advance-Fee Loans (audio)

If you have to pay a fee in advance for a guaranteed loan or credit card — you’re dealing with a rip-off.


Viral Emails: Fact or Fiction? (audio)

Internet hoaxes spread when we share first and ask questions later.


Scams Against Immigrants: Paying for (No) Help (audio)

Don't pay someone to help you with immigration unless they are authorized by the U.S. government.

You are Here: Consumer Education at the Mall (game)

Young people learn the key concepts of advertising, competition and other consumer topics in a virtual mall setting.


Employee Background Checks (video)

Know your rights when employers check your background.


Fake Checks Can Cost You (audio)

A counterfeit check can take weeks to discover — and cost you a bundle.


Why Care About Identity Theft? (video)

This video shows what happens when someone learns the hard way why she should care about her identity. 


Anatomy of a Cancer Treatment Scam (video)

Learn how to identify scams promising treatments for cancer.

Follywood Squares (game)

Answer questions about health products and information online.

Tags: health

Operation Bottom Dollar: Job Scams (video)

Don't pay for the promise for a job. Learn how to avoid job scams.


Family Emergency Scams (audio)

Scammers may pretend to be your relatives or friends, urging you to wire money immediately to help them with an emergency.


Charity Scams (audio)

Scammers may pretend to represent charities to take advantage of your generosity.


Donating to Charity? (audio)

Here are some tips to make sure your charity contributions are put to good use.

Tags: charity, phone

Online Lineup (game)

Test your online shopping smarts and learn if you can spot a risky offer

Phishing Scams (game)

Phishers are looking to lure you with bogus emails and pop-ups that seem safe. Will you take the bait or live to swim another day?


Free Trial Offers (audio)

Look out for fees hidden in "free" trial offers.


Wiring Money (audio)

Wiring money is like sending cash — once it’s gone, you can't get it back.


Learn About Lumens (audio)

When shopping for light bulbs, look at lumens instead of watts. The more lumens, the brighter the light.


Fraud: An Inside Look (video)

An expert explains the inner workings of business opportunity telemarketing scams.


Consumer Sentinel: A Resource for Law Enforcement (video)

Consumer Sentinel is a nationwide system for law enforcement to track consumer complaints.

Tags: complaint

Diversity Visa Lottery Scam (video)

Knowing the rules of the U.S. Diversity Lottery can help you avoid a scam.


Phishy Store (video)

There is an unexpected visitor at a store.


Looking for a Job? (audio)

If a company asks you to pay them for a guaranteed job placement, you're likely dealing with a scam.


Phishy Office (video)

An unexpected visitor arrives at the office.


Travel Tips (audio)

Learn to tell the difference between a legitimate travel deal and a travel trick.


Net Cetera: Stand Up to Cyberbullying (video)

Kids can stop cyberbullies by standing up for themselves or someone else.


Reading Your Bills Is Worth Your Time (audio)

Check your monthly statements for unexpected charges. This will help you avoid paying for things you didn't buy.


Prepaid Cards (video)

This video shows what happens when someone gets a prepaid card without checking out the fees first.

Tags: credit

Scams Against Immigrants: "Help" with Immigration Forms (audio)

Get legitimate help in completing immigration forms.


Scams Against Immigrants (video)

Recognize and report scammers who falsely promise help with immigration.


Scams Against Immigrants: Notarios Can't Help You (audio)

Notarios are not authorized by the U.S. to help with immigration.


Scams Against Immigrants: Ads and Promises (audio)

Scammers can rob you of money — and your chance to immigrate.

Beware of Spyware (game)

Protect your computer from spyware and viruses that can cause it to run slowly or give fraudsters access to your personal information.


Foreclosure Rescue Scams (audio)

Having trouble paying your mortgage? Learn how to avoid foreclosure rescue scams and get real help.

The Case of the Cyber Criminal (game)

Learn how to protect yourself and your personal information online.

Spam Scam Slam (game)

​Can you spot spam scams?


Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online (video)

Talk to your kids about staying safe online.


Sending Money Abroad (audio)

Questions to ask before wiring money to friends or family in another country.


Scams Against Immigrants: Tips for Finding Real Help (audio)

Tips for getting immigration help.

ID Theft FaceOff (game)

Your identity's been stolen! Luckily, this time you just need to correctly answer some questions on protecting your identity to get it back.


Wireless Security (video)

Protect the wireless network in your home. 

Invasion of the Wireless Hackers (game)

Stop wireless hackers by answering these wireless security questions.


Admongo: Ad Techniques (video)

Learn the techniques advertisers use to relate to audiences.


Scams Against Immigrants: Know What You Sign (audio)

Be sure the information on your immigration form is accurate before you sign.


The Truth About Medical Discount Plans (video)

Medical discount plans are not health insurance. In fact, many of these plans are scams.

Mission: Laptop Security (game)

You've already lost one laptop, Agent Smith. Your job's on the line if it happens again. Make wise choices this time, and it's mission accomplished.


Admongo: Who's Responsible? (video)

Understand who the advertiser is and why they want you to take a specific action.


Net Cetera: Share with Care (video)

The things kids post online could have an impact on people in the real world.


Net Cetera: Heads Up (video)

Helps kids learn why and how to stay safe online.


Welcome to Admongo (video)

Enter the world of Admongo to get "aducated" about ads and their messages.


Net Cetera: Protection Connection (video)

Teaches kids how to protect themselves online with privacy settings and good online practices.

Invest Quest (game)

Get a glimpse of your future as your investing intelligence is put to the test.

Friend Finder (game)

Test your savvy when it comes to making friends online.

Auction Action (game)

Put your online auction know-how to the test.

P2P Threeplay (game)

Test your peer-to-peer file-sharing smarts


Are Online Reviews Always True? (audio)

Evaluate online reviews and recommendations when shopping.


Public Wi-Fi Networks (video)

If you use public Wi-Fi networks, take these steps to protect your personal information.


Computer Security (video)

Use these computer security tips to help protect your computer and your personal information.


Online Shopping Tips (video)

Use these computer security tips to help protect your computer and your personal information.