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Fraud and Lending Pitfalls

Last year, more than 1 million fraud-related complaints were filed with the Federal Trade Commission, costing consumers an estimated than $1.4 billion in fraud-related losses. For the average consumer, that amounted to about $535.

Now more than ever, it is important that you find ways to protect your savings and credit. Keeping up with the tricks used by con artists is critical. This workshop offers information on warning signs to watch for, prevention tips and resources you can use to stay current on the latest scams. Together, these tips can help you avoid those fraud and lending pitfalls.

Some these scams include:

• Telemarketing fraud

• Identity theft

• Health care or health insurance fraud

• Investment-related fraud

• Mail fraud

• Loan modification and debt elimination fraud.

You’ll also learn about:

• Websites that can update you on the newest scams and enable you to report scams to the authorities

• What to do if you are victimized by a scam

Plus, we are serving a free continental breakfast. Seating is limited, so please RSVP today.

Helping Members stay financially fit isn’t just good for us, it’s good for the whole community. It’s one of the reasons Altura fits right in.