March: Consumer Protection

The Jump$tart Coalition Education Committee designed 12 monthly principles that align with the National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education to keep financial literacy a priority year-round.

Knowing your rights and responsibilities as a consumer is a key element of the March principle: Consumer Protection and ID Theft. Being aware of scams, knowing how to protect yourself and understanding how to keep your information secure will help keep you financially safe. Learn more, view our past FB Live events.

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Scam Stats

Scam Stats

Money Lost

People reported losing $1.48 billion to fraud last year – an increase of 38% over 2017.

Tops in Fraud

The top 3 states for fraud and other reports (per 100K population) are Florida, Georgia and Nevada.

Watch Your CC

Tax-related identity theft was down last year (by 38%), but credit card fraud on new accounts was up 24%.