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  • Video: How To Get a Free Credit Report

    Your credit report affects your ability to get a loan or job, and could help you avoid identity theft. You can get a truly free credit report from AnnualCreditReport.com. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
  • Videos: Legal Guide for New Adults

    Ten short videos about emancipation and explaining the responsibilities as an adult involving money matters, credit and loans. Read More

    By:
    The Florida Bar
  • Protection from Creditors

    Learn about your rights to protect your resources and property from creditors. Read More

    By:
    Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida
  • Consumer Affairs: Tips on Being an Informed Senior Consumer

    Advice for seniors about signing contracts and debt. Read More

    By:
    Florida Legal Services, Inc.
  • Beware of Common Consumer Scams

    Information describing common scams for credit repair, loans and home repairs. Read More

    By:
    Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida
  • Equifax Data Breach: Steps to Protect Your Credit

    Find out if you may have had your information exposed by the credit reporting agency Equifax. Webpage includes facts and steps to take to protect your information. Content Detail

    By:
    FTC
  • Forms: Identity Theft

    Information about identity theft and three interactive forms to complete: (1) a letter to creditor, like a credit card company, telling them about your identity, (2) a letter to a debt collector who is trying to collect a debt that you did not authorize and (3) letter to a credit bureau asking for an investigation and removal from your credit report of things that happened because of identity theft. Content Detail

    By:
    Statesidelegal.org
  • Free Legal Answers

    Florida Free Legal Answers is accessible online 24/7, matching qualifying participants with a licensed attorney who can answer questions related to civil law. Topics may include family law matters such as divorce, child support, adoption and name change, as well as domestic violence, bankruptcy, consumer issues, education, employment, housing, workers’ compensation, wills and estate planning. Read More

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    Spanish / Español
  • Online Tool to Report and Resolve ID Theft

    Has your identity been stolen? This online tool developed by IdentityTheft.Gov lets you report ID theft, provides you with a recovery plan for how you can resolve the issue. Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission