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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Washington Consumer Protection – Protect Your Money with Fraud Alerts from the State

It’s National Consumer Protection Week. Each day this week I will be featuring one of the many ways the Washington Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) helps protect you and your money.

Today I explain why you should subscribe to DFI’s consumer alerts and how they can help you from falling victim to a scam.

DFI regularly issues consumer alerts and links to other agencies’ alerts when we see potential scams harming Washington residents. We typically are alerted by calls we receive from potential victims.

The alerts discuss how the potential scams work and what to do if you think you are a victim.

If you aren’t subscribed to receive DFI’s consumer alerts, you should be. They may help you avoid falling victim to fraud.

How to Receive Alerts
  • DFI’s Consumer Alerts Web Page 
    You can view the latest alerts issued by DFI by visiting our consumer alerts Web page.
  • Via E-Mail
    You may also subscribe to have alerts emailed to you when they are posted to DFI’s Web site.
  • DFI’s Tweets
    We frequently tweet about financial fraud and give tips on how you can avoid becomming a victim.
Other Agencies You Should Monitor for Alerts