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Congratulations!

Kudos, Tricia Driesen!

Join us in congratulating our executive director, Tricia Driesen, upon her recent graduation from Leadership Sioux Center (LSC)! LSC is an 8-month long educational program intended for Sioux Center area citizens who have an interest in their community, their leaders and institutions, and specific leadership opportunities available in Sioux Center.  Reflecting on her experience, Tricia…

Fair Credit Billing Act
National Consumer Protection Week

Fair Credit Billing Act

It’s National Consumer Protection Week!  Know your rights as a consumer! This is our final blog post about #NCPW, and it involves the Fair Credit Billing Act. If you’ve ever had mystery items show up on a credit card statement, make sure you know your rights! The Fair Credit Billing Act is discussed here, read up…

Dealing With Collection Agencies
National Consumer Protection Week

Dealing With Collection Agencies

It’s National Consumer Protection Week!  Don’t fall victim to the many scams that take Billions of dollars every year from unsuspecting people. The topic today is one we’re quite familiar with at Center for Financial Education: debt collection practices. We are not here to help folks get out of debts they owe; we are here…

Ransomware, A Tech Scam
National Consumer Protection Week

Ransomware, A Tech Scam

Many have encountered this one, working on the computer, innocently click a link and suddenly “lights” are flashing and “alarms” are going off, and there’s a message on the screen to call such-and-such a number, because a “malicious virus” has been detected on your device.The Better Business Bureau warns consumers not to fall for this. But…

Paying Someone With Gift Cards? Don’t Fall For It
National Consumer Protection Week

Paying Someone With Gift Cards? Don’t Fall For It

It’s National Consumer Protection Week!  Don’t fall victim to the many scams that take Billions of dollars every year from unsuspecting people. Yesterday, we highlighted a scam known as “Secret Shopper” but there are other ways scammers will try to trip you up. We’ve heard of them posing as an individual’s grandchild, claiming they’re in distress…