Free Consumer Action Handbook.
The Federal Government is offering a 152-page FREE Consumer Action Handbook that is a great resource for every smart consumer. Once of the best ways to save money is to be an informed consumer when you purchase things that you need. Not only do you want to purchase good quality products and services but you also want to pay the lowest price possible. Download the publication here.
This everyday guide also has tips about preventing identity theft, understanding credit, filing a consumer complaint, and more.
The Consumer Action Handbook is a free resource guide. It provides:
- General information on shopping for goods and services
- Tips about your consumer rights
- Information to help you file a complaint about a purchase
- A sample complaint letter
- A consumer assistance directory, with contact information for government agencies and national corporations
- Download the publication here.
Examples of QUICK CONSUMER TIPS
Always be on the alert for shady deals and scams. Keep these things in mind to avoid becoming a victim:
• Be wary of promises of “no risks” or guaranteed earnings.
• Beware of emails or calls asking you to confirm your bank account, credit card number, PIN, or social security number.
• Create unique usernames, passwords for your email and onlline accounts. Use a PIN, two-factor authentication and other security features.
• Don’t sign a contract with blank spaces or incomplete terms. Read and understand any contract, legal document, or terms of service before you sign or click “I Agree”.
• Don’t feel pressured by calls or emails, supposedly from the government or creditors, that threaten you if you don’t send payment immediately.