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  • Charity Scams

    Tips to help make sure that your charitable contributions actually go to the cause you support. This site includes information about how to donate to legitimate charities that support servicemembers and their families as well as questions to ask telemarketers claiming to call on behalf of local police and firefighters. Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • Choosing a Contractor

    How to protect yourself and hire the best contractor for your needs. Content Detail

    By:
    Montana Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Common Problems: Who To Contact

    A list of common problems and the places for you to talk to for that specific problem. Content Detail

    By:
    Montana Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • High-Cost Home Loans: Don't Be a Target

    Information about common Home Loan scams and how to protect yourself. Content Detail

    By:
    National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)
  • How to File a Complaint Against a Towing Company

    Learn what to do to file a complaint against a towing company if you have been wronged. Your complaint will go to the Tow Truck Complaint Resolution Committee which will try to resolve your complaint and can also award damages if the company is found to be at fault. Content Detail

    By:
    Office of Consumer Protection (OCP)
  • How to Recover from Identity Theft

    IdentityTheft.gov can help you report and recover from identity theft. You will explain what happened so you can get a personal recovery plan and then help for putting that plan to action. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
  • HUD-approved Housing Counselors

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) trains and certifies non-profit housing counselors across the country. Because of this, you can have confidence that a HUD-approved housing counselor is well equipped to help you understand and evaluate your options. HUD-approved housing counselors can give advice on credit issues, renting, foreclosures, defaults, and buying a home. Read More

  • Investment Scams and Foreign Currency Trading Frauds

    Information about common investment scams including foreign currency trading (FOREX) frauds and how to avoid them. Read More

  • Just Say NO! to Senior Scams

    Information on common scams that target seniors and how to avoid being scammed. Content Detail

    By:
    National Consumer Action (NCA)
  • Living Trust Scams

    How to avoid living trust scams. Content Detail

    By:
    State Bar of Montana
  • Office of Consumer Protection, MT Department of Justice

    Find information on scams and identity theft, how to file a consumer complaint, and how to protect your home from foreclosure. Content Detail

    By:
    Montana Department of Justice
  • Protecting Against Credit Card Fraud and Automatic Debit Scams

    Information about credit card fraud and automatic debit scams, tips on how to avoid them and steps to take if you become a victim of one of these crimes. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • Scam Alerts

    Sign up for scam alerts from the Montana Attorney General's Office. Content Detail

    By:
    Montana Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Work-at-Home Schemes

    Information about common work-at-home frauds and scams including scams involving internet businesses, medical billing and multilevel marketing. Tips on how to spot and report these scams. Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
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