ICFE eNEWS #09-08 - April 2nd 2009

New FTC Web Site Helps Consumers Cope With Tough Economic Times

Provides Advice on Debt, Employment, and Avoiding Scams

The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, has a new Web site at ftc.gov/MoneyMatters for people dealing with debt; struggling to find a job; or trying to create a budget, save, and spend wisely during these difficult times.

Money Matters offers short, practical tips, videos, and links to reliable resources for more information on topics like credit repair, debt collection, job-hunting and jobs scams, vehicle repossession, managing mortgage payments, and foreclosure rescue scams.

To learn more, go to FTC.gov/MoneyMatters.

The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC's online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 1,500 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC's Web site provides free information on a variety of consumer topics.

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Paul Richard
President - Executive Director
Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE)

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