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Financial Literacy

University of Wyoming Extension

Money Safety

  • Money SafetyCenter for Responsible Lending - The Center for Responsible Lending is fighting to stop financial abuses in the form of predatory lending. Predatory lending includes abusive sub prime mortgage loans, payday loans, tax refund loans, and other lending scams.
  • Identity Theft Risk Assessment Quiz - Identity theft: taking a person’s identifying information (e.g., Social Security number, driver's license number, or credit card and bank account numbers) for the purpose of committing crimes such as fraudulently withdrawing savings, buying a car or other merchandise, and opening credit accounts or a cell phone plan in a victim's name. Although there is no way to guarantee that you won't become a victim of identity theft, there are precautions that you can take to limit identity theft opportunities. Rutgers University Cooperative Extension Service has developed a quiz to determine your risk of becoming an identity theft victim.
  • On guard Online  - The technology industry and the federal government have teamed up to create, a site to help computer users guard against phishing and Internet fraud, secure their computers, and protect their personal information. The helpful content at includes tips, articles, videos, and quizzes. It tells where to report spam or scam, and how to sign up for periodic computer security alerts. And OnGuard Online's phishing, spyware, and spam scams quizzes will help users figure out how savvy they are about computer safety. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is encouraging organizations to share the tips at with their employees, customers, members, and constituents.
  • The Consumer Action Web Site - The consumer protection site of the
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