Identity Theft

Chex Systems Consumer Assistance

This is ChexSystems Inc.’s site. This company reports bad checks, overdrawn accounts and other negative information to financial institutions which may then prevent you from getting a bank account. This is the Reporting Agency of the banking world and they offer information about identity theft and steps you can take with them. See their Frequently Asked Questions for help.

Website: www.consumerdebit.com

Posted in Banks and Banking, Credit Reports, Scores and Laws, Identity Theft

Consumer Sentinel Network

See how law enforcement all over the world work together to fight fraud, using Consumer Sentinel, an innovative, international law enforcement fraud-fighting program.

Website: www.ftc.gov/sentinel

Posted in Consumer Protection Information, Fraud, Identity Theft

Equifax

Equifax Credit Reporting Bureau. NOTE: This site attempts to sell products and services which Hummingbird does not recommend or endorse.

Phone: 800-685-1111
Website: www.equifax.com

Posted in Credit Reports, Scores and Laws, Identity Theft

Experian

Experian Credit Reporting Bureau. NOTE: This site attempts to sell products and services which Hummingbird does not recommend or endorse.

Phone: 888-397-3742
Website: www.experian.com

Posted in Credit Reports, Scores and Laws, Identity Theft

Federal Reserve

Important information about mortgages from the Federal Reserve. Available in Spanish.

Website: www.federalreserve.gov

Posted in Financial Education, Identity Theft, Investment Education and Planning, Mortgages, Savings

Federal Trade Commission

For information on filing complaints and suing auto manufacturers

Phone: 877-382-4357
Website: www.consumer.ftc.gov

Posted in Automotive, Consumer Information - General, Consumer Information in Spanish, Consumer Protection Information, Credit Reports, Scores and Laws, Financial Education, Fraud, Identity Theft, Telemarketing and Mail Solicitation

National Association of Attorneys General

Gives you contact information for the Attorney General of your state. Each State’s Attorney General’s office has a consumer protection department. This site also offers Consumer Protection information from the Attorney Generals’ organization.

Website: www.naag.org

Posted in Consumer Protection Information, Fraud, Identity Theft

National Consumer Law Center

National Consumer Law Center offers information and publications.

Website: www.nclc.org

Posted in Consumer Information - General, Consumer Protection Information, Fraud, Identity Theft, Telemarketing and Mail Solicitation

National Consumers League

National Consumer League is the nation’s oldest consumer advocacy group. This non-profit provides information about fraud and personal finances.

Website: www.nclnet.org

Posted in Advertising Avoidance / Opt-Outs, Fraud, Identity Theft

National Consumers League’s Fraud Center

Non-profit telemarketing and internet fraud site.

Website: www.fraud.org

Posted in Fraud, Identity Theft, Telemarketing and Mail Solicitation