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Where to Turn For Advice and Help on…

IDENTITY THEFT

1. Identity theft resource center. No-Cost victim assistance: 888-400-5530; idtheftcenter.org

2. Financial Privacy Now. Consumers Union’s website on security freezes, data breaches, and protecting your Social Security Number: financialprivacynow.org

MORTGAGE SCAMS

1. Freddie Mac. Links for reporting suspected fraud, and examples of what to look out for:
freddiemac.com/avoidfraud

2. Neighborworks America.. Information on predatory lending and foreclosure rescue scams: nw.org

INVESTMENT BROKERS

1. Financial industry regulatory authority. ,Broker background checks and warnings: 800-289-9999; finra.org/investors

2. AARP. Articles and guides on safe and responsible retirement planning: 1-888-687-2277; aarp.org/money/retirement

SOURCE. January/February 2010 AARP magazine

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