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10 Things Every Consumer Should Know
Getting Ready for Affordable Housing
Credit Cards
Credit and Debit Card Fraud at ATM and Credit Card Machines
Credit Repair Scams
Debt Collection and Settlement Services
Financial Counseling
Financial Products
Identity Theft Prevention
Payday Loans
Predatory Bail Bond Agents
Predatory Lending in the Used Car Industry
Student Loans


10 Things Every Consumer Should Know

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Getting Ready for Affordable Housing

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) offer resources to help New Yorkers prepare for and navigate the housing application process.

Ready to Rent: Financial Counseling for Affordable Housing

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Credit Cards

Learn how to get the most out of your credit card and avoid debt

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Credit and Debit Card Fraud at ATM and Credit Card Machines

Learn how to protect yourself from card skimmers

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Credit Repair Scams

Learn how to spot a credit repair scam

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Debt Collection and Settlement Services

Download Debt Collection Guide as a PDF in:

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Financial Counseling

Get free one-on-one professional financial counseling at one of more than 20 Financial Empowerment Centers across the five boroughs. Find a Center near you.

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Financial Products

Our "Do More with Your Money" tip sheets describe financial products:

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Identity Theft Prevention

Protect your identity. Download tips in:

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Payday Loans

Payday loans are illegal in New York. Download tips in PDF to avoid this predatory lending practice in:

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Predatory Bail Bond Agents

On February 15, 2018, DCA filed charges against bail bond agent Marvin Morgan, and several insurance and management companies for engaging in deceptive and unlawful trade practices that preyed on vulnerable New Yorkers desperate to help bring their loved ones home. Learn more about bail bonds.

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Predatory Lending in the Used Car Industry

Buying a used car can be one of the largest financial commitments you make. Know your rights when it comes to used car dealers and financing.

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Student Loans

Do you have student loans?

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