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Post-Disaster Consumer Tips – en Español

Be wary of any company that uses scare tactics and misrepresentation to sell a product.

Don’t Let Fear Cost You!

Be wary of any company that uses scare tactics and misrepresentation to sell a product.

Mortgage Fraud and Foreclosure Scams

Brochure highlighting how consumers can protect themselves from mortgage fraud and foreclosure scams.

Don’t Let Fear Cost You!

Brochure alerting Pinellas County residents to the dangers of private sales representatives attempting to charge residents for water quality.

Shredding Guide

Are you wondering what to keep and what to shred? We looked at experts’ advice and compiled this summary of how long...

Travel Smart Tips

As holidays and summer approach, many people make travel plans. Before you book your next trip, check out the following travel tips....

Recognize and Avoid Telemarketing Fraud

The Florida Telemarketing Act regulates the actions of telemarketing businesses. Review the following information to better recognize and avoid telemarketing fraud. All...

Avoiding Tax Identity Theft

Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your personal information — like your Social Security Number — to file a phony tax...

Product Recall Tips

A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a modification is made because it is either defective or...

Motor Vehicle Repair 101

Most of us depend on our vehicle to get us to where we need to go. When your vehicle needs service or...

The IRS and Private Collection Agencies

The IRS began private collection of certain overdue federal tax debts in spring 2017 and hired three private collection agencies — ConServe,...

Impostor Scam

The impostor scam is when someone pretends to be someone you know, a company or government agency to establish credibility and gain...

Avoiding Identity Theft

Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission to commit fraud and other crimes. Take...

Knock, Knock. Home Solicitation

Through the years, salespeople have knocked on many doors to sell everything from encyclopedias to home repair services, but the laws have...

Tips for Choosing a Contractor

Choosing a contractor for a home improvement project can be overwhelming. Here are a few tips to help you. Verify that the...

Holiday Shopping Tips

There are several steps you can take to ensure you’re getting the best deal and staying protected as a consumer while holiday...

Tips on Hiring a Mover

Moving can be stressful, but properly preparing and ensuring you’re working with a good mover can help. Check out the following tips...