The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has created a guide on how to recognize and protect yourself from mortgage rescue scams. Please see the attached for more information.
The Center for Responsible Lending has created the following "8 Signs of Predatory Mortgage Lending", which you may find below or on their website: https://www.responsiblelending.org/issues/8-signs-predatory-mortgage.
The Center for Responsible Lending has created a list of five "Signs of Predatory Auto Finance Loans" that you may view below or view on their webpage: https://www.responsiblelending.org/issues/signs-predatory-auto-finance. Signs of Predatory Auto Finance Loans Don't get into car trouble: Learn to spot predatory auto finance loans.
At times we find ourselves in a difficult situation involving our bank, a large business, etc. and don’t know what to do. Calling customer service hasn’t led to any real results so you may be asking yourself what to do next?
What is a manufactured home? A manufactured home is a structure formerly known as a mobile home. It is built to the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety standards set by HUD and displays a red certification label on the outside of each transportable section. The certification is available only to those homes manufactured after June 15, 1976, when the standards were implemented and cannot be received for any constructed prior to this date.
Idaho Legal Aid Services Fair Lending: Predatory Lending Abuses Brochure.
Buyer beware—Consumers some times think they are buying health insurance when in fact they are being sold a medical discount plan. They are not the same thing...
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, urges you to be skeptical of mail and phone calls warning that the warranty on your car is about to expire. The companies behind the mail and calls may give the impression they represent your car dealer or manufacturer. With phrases like Motor Vehicle Notification, Final Warranty Notice or Notice of Interruption, they are trying to make the offer seem urgent — and to get you to call a toll-free number for more information. For more information, please click the link below.
If you’re looking for a job, you may see ads for firms that promise results. Unfortunately, some firms may misrepresent their services, promote outdated or fictitious job offerings, or charge high fees in advance for services that may not lead to a job.... Those desperate to find work can sometimes fall victim to job placement and work-at-home scams. /// Tips On Avoiding Employment Scams
"Slamming" describes the practice of changing a consumer=s local or long distance company without the consumer's knowledge or consent. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has rules that require a consumer's approval before a long distance carrier can be changed. Idaho is one of several states that have laws prohibiting slamming. Unfortunately, some telephone companies use deceptive and misleading telemarketing techniques designed to trick people into giving authorization to switch telephone companies. For information, please see the attachment below.
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