It comes around every 10 years, and it’s hard to believe it’s time to participate in another U.S. Census. Below is information from the Federal Trade Commission, in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau, about the facts and fiction on how the 2020 Census process works. It includes information that people will – and won’t – be asked for, and red flags to help individuals spot and report scams.
There has been extensive reporting in recent news about data breaches, cyber security, stolen Social Security numbers, identity theft, fraud, scams, credit monitoring services, credit reports, credit scores, etc. It can be tricky to navigate, so here’s a condensed version:
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, combined with a review of research and consultation with leading experts, found that financial well-being includes the following four elements:
National Consumer Protection Week was March 3 – 9 and it offered a time to help people understand their consumer rights and make well-informed financial decisions. One important way to do this is to take steps to prevent identity theft.