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Consumer Action INSIDER - July 2020 The July 2020 issue of Consumer Action INSIDER features articles on how to "inoculate" yourself against COVID-19 disinformation and scams through our free monthly e-newsletter, SCAM GRAM; determining if you're being sold a fraudulent product or sold on a bogus payment method on websites like Craiglist; protecting your social media privacy by reading our two new fact sheets on how to change your privacy settings (one dedicated to Facebook); coverage of our coalition efforts; the latest CFPB happenings; and new settlements posted in our Class Action Database. (Tuesday, June 30, 2020)

Consumer Action INSIDER - June 2020 The June 2020 issue of Consumer Action INSIDER features articles about the Consumer Federation of America's 54th Consumer Assembly (held virtually this year); our new publication on managing the privacy risks that come with smart homes (i.e., "Internet of Things" devices); what to do about prepaid cards that keep you from accessing the funds you deposited onto them; coverage of our Coalition Efforts; the latest CFPB happenings; and new settlements posted in our Class Action Database. (Monday, June 01, 2020)

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Recent Publications

Take control: Customizing your social media privacy settings

Library: English | Take control: Customizing your social media privacy settings  

This publication explains how to achieve your desired level of privacy on the most popular social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, Tumblr, Twitter and YouTube) and provides useful general privacy tips, tools and resources.

Category: Internet on Jul 01, 2020

Personalized privacy: Customizing your Facebook settings

Library: English | Personalized privacy: Customizing your Facebook settings  

On the world’s largest social network, a prudent approach to privacy is critical. This publication provides detailed instructions for using the various Facebook privacy management tools—both basic and advanced.

Category: Internet on Jul 01, 2020

Fair housing rights for those affected by the pandemic (Spanish)

Library: Spanish | Fair housing rights for those affected by the pandemic (Spanish) Cómo hacerle frente al COVID-19  

The federal Fair Housing Act protects rental housing applicants, tenants, homeowners and prospective homebuyers from various forms of discrimination. This publication explains how these same rights may protect you from discrimination related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the steps to take if you do experience discrimination.

Filed Under: Consumer Rights COVID-19 Pandemic Tenant Rights Discrimination on Jun 29, 2020

Financial assistance for undocumented workers (Spanish)

Library: Spanish | Financial assistance for undocumented workers (Spanish) Cómo hacerle frente al COVID-19  

Millions of undocumented workers are ineligible for the federal economic aid available to U.S. citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. This publication provides tips and resources for finding state, local and private financial assistance programs that are designed specifically for undocumented immigrants or don’t ask for immigration status when determining eligibility.

Filed Under: COVID-19 Pandemic Discrimination Money Management on Jun 18, 2020

Financial assistance for undocumented workers

Library: English | Financial assistance for undocumented workers Coping with COVID-19  

Millions of undocumented workers are ineligible for the federal economic aid available to U.S. citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. This publication provides tips and resources for finding state, local and private financial assistance programs that are designed specifically for undocumented immigrants or don’t ask for immigration status when determining eligibility.

Category: COVID-19 Pandemic Discrimination Money Management on Jun 04, 2020

Fair housing rights for those affected by the pandemic

Library: English | Fair housing rights for those affected by the pandemic Coping with COVID-19  

The federal Fair Housing Act protects rental housing applicants, tenants, homeowners and prospective homebuyers from various forms of discrimination. This publication explains how these same rights may protect you from discrimination related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the steps to take if you do experience discrimination.

Category: Consumer Rights COVID-19 Pandemic Tenant Rights Discrimination on Jun 02, 2020

Financial health and FinTech COVID relief

Library: English | Financial health and FinTech COVID relief  The financial health and FinTech community has mobilized to offer online resources, coaching, financial support and other relief to consumers. Category: Banking Credit COVID-19 Pandemic Credit Cards Debt Collection Discrimination Housing Internet Medical/Healthcare Micro Business Mortgages Money Management Technology on Jun 01, 2020

‘Smart’ Homes

Library: English | ‘Smart’ Homes Data privacy and security for your connected home  

This guide will explain how smart homes work, what to be aware of when introducing smart devices into your home, what steps you can take to protect your data and your privacy, and where to learn more.

Category: Internet Privacy Rights Technology on Apr 26, 2020

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