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Consumer ID theft drops but problems persist

The number of identity theft incidences dropped in 2018 but the problem still persists for millions of consumers. According to Javelin Strategy & Research in its 2019 Identity Fraud Study, the number of people who fell victim to identity theft fraud fell from 16.7 million in 2017 to 14.4 million in 2018.

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What to look out for when taking out a short-term loan

Consumers often pursue short-term loans to get access to a little extra cash to get by when needed. While this type of borrowing is helpful, it’s important to understand how quickly these loans can spiral out of control if not careful. Before signing on the dotted line, always be sure to thoroughly understand how the short-term loan process and its payback terms work.

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How to end collection calls

Statistics suggest Americans owe $13.51 trillion in consumer debt. As a result, many collection agencies are busy making calls to chase down payment. The problem is it’s common for debt collectors to harass consumers in attempts to collect. Furthermore, consumers change their phone numbers, or they fraudulently give companies the wrong number.

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Peace of Mind with Short Term Loans

When temporary cash flow problems and emergencies arise, people have traditionally turned to high-interest credit cards or friends and family to help make ends meet.

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What Is an Alternative Credit Score—And How Can It Benefit You?

Although the mean nationwide FICO score recently reached 704, this development was noteworthy precisely because it marked the first time the average American was considered to have “good” credit. For those with lower scores, accessing low-interest loan products or qualifying for an apartment or auto lease can be a struggle, even with a solid history of on-time payments.

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