Our latest tips and updates on the Equifax data breach affecting millions of people.
Servicemembers should secure their identities.
A collection of the latest releases, tips, updates, known scams, and information from Miss April and other federal agencies working to support the millions of people affected by the Equifax data breach.
Medidas que puede tomar si cree que la violación
de datos en Equifax lo puede afectar.
Steps to take if you’re concerned about the Equifax data breach.
Financial exploitation robs millions of older people of their money and property annually. To prevent and respond to the growing crisis of elder financial exploitation, people are working together in hundreds of communities across our nation.
There are many in the criminal justice system who may be at risk of identity theft and other consumer financial fraud. Our new fraud protection tip sheet can help.
Banks and credit unions are in a unique position to prevent financial exploitation of older Americans and to intervene effectively when older account holders are targeted or victimized. That is why today we are releasing an advisory and report for banks and credit unions on how they can better protect older consumers from financial abuse.
After reviewing complaints submitted by consumers, we’ve discovered a financial scam targeting older consumers who had previously been victims of fraudulent money-making schemes. So-called asset recovery companies are contacting these past victims, promising to get refunds for a substantial fee, failing to deliver promised services, and leaving consumers financially worse off than before.
Scams that target older people occur every day, but you can count on scammers to ramp up their efforts to prey on people’s generosity during the holiday season. We’re working to provide older consumers and their families with the tools and information they need to protect themselves from frauds and scams.