Money and Banking

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This area contains information, both legal and general, relating to banking and money management.

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  • Submit a complaint to the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

    Do you have a complaint about a financial product or consumer issue? You may submit your complaint to the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) about the following consumer issues: Mortgages; Debt collection; Credit reporting; Bank accounts or services; Credit cards; Money transfers; Payday loans; Student loans; Vehicle or other consumer loans. The CFPB accepts complaints online, by phone, mail, or fax. Contact the CFPB at: (855) 411-CFPB (2372), TTY/TDD (855) 729-CFPB (2372); Fax (855) 237-2392. Its mailing address is: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, P.O. Box 4503, Iowa City, Iowa 52244. Read More

    Consumer Finance Protection Bureau
  • Better Business Bureau

    Better Business Bureaus: Provide reports on business firms that will be helpful to you before making a purchase. The BBB system responds to millions of such inquiries each year; Provide information about charity groups and organizations; Help resolve consumers' disputes with businesses through telephone conciliation, mediation and arbitration; and Promote ethical business standards and voluntary self-regulation of business practices. Read More

  • Check Your Credit Report For Free

    If you think you might be a victim of identity theft, you should check your credit report for unauthorized accounts. You can get a free credit report every twelve months from each of the three major credit reporting agencies. Content Detail

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created in response to the economic crisis of 2008. Its primary responsibility is to protect consumers. If you are experiencing a problem with a consumer financial product, such as a credit card, mortgage, student loan, or a bank, the CFPB's website has resources and information to help. You may also lodge a complaint. Read More

  • Consumer Information from the FTC

    The FTC has information on many sorts of consumer issues: Money & Credit, Homes & Mortgages, Health & Fitness, Jobs & Making Money, Privacy & Identity, and how to avoid scams Content Detail

    Federal Trade Commission
  • Consumer Resources

    Here you can locate resources you may use to resolve a consumer problem, contact a consumer agency, or locate assistance. Read More

    State of Alaska, Dept. of Law
  • Correcting Bank Account Errors

    Here you can find helpful information and steps to take when you find an error on your bank account. Listed are the appropriate steps to take and how to locate information. Content Detail

    Federal Insurance Depository Commission (FDIC)
  • Dealing With Identity Theft: Self-Help Form Letters

    These online interviews help users to write one or more letters to a creditor, debt collector, or credit bureau to report identity theft. Read More

    Lawhelp Interactive
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship -- What You Need to Know

    The Alaska Court System's Family Law Self-Help Center provides online information about guardianship and conservatorship. This site offers basic information, a link to the forms needed to start a guardianship/conservatorship case for an adult, and contact information if you have questions about guardianship in general. Content Detail

  • How Identity Theft Happens

    There are many ways that criminals can obtain your personal information. This resource provides information and details on how identity theft may occur and how to prevent identity theft from happening. Content Detail

    U.S. Dept of Education, Office of the Inspector General
  • Information on Mortgages, Loans, and Credit

    This website contains information on a variety of consumer loans, including mortgages, credit cards, and payday loans. Content Detail

    State of Alaska
  • Protecting Your Identity

    Tips to prevent identity theft, and warning signs that you might be a victim of identity theft Content Detail

  • Reduce Your Risk

    Identity theft is becoming big business and a very real threat to all of us. Personal information in the wrong hands quickly can cost us. Here are some things you can do to help reduce the chances of being a victim of these scams and thefts. Content Detail

    U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of the Inspector General
  • Repairing Identity Theft

    Descriptions of the things you should do when you realize you are a victim of identity theft, instructions about how to make an identity theft report, information about specific kinds of identity theft, and other issues you may confront Content Detail