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Consumer Protection

  • Federal Reserve Consumer Help
    Find information on consumer credit, consumer protection, credit reports, foreclosures, frauds and scams, home mortgages and more.


  • 5 Tips for Improving Your Credit Score (FR Board)
    Helps consumers understand how a credit score is determined and provides steps to improve it.
  • Credit Card Information (FR Board)
    Provides a basic guide to navigating the credit card process.
  • Credit Guide (FRB Chicago)
    Helps you get a good start in establishing credit, avoid hazards and know where to go and what to do if you have credit problems.

The Economy

  • Economic Indicators for Consumers (FRB Richmond)
    Explains the key measures of economic well-being and what to watch for in the news media.
  • What's a Dollar Worth? (FRB Minneapolis)
    CPI inflation calculator lets you find out how much a product or service purchased in one year would be worth in another.

Home Mortgages

Identity Theft

  • Identity Theft (FRB Boston)
    Keys to understanding what identity theft is, how it happens, how to protect yourself, and what steps to take if your identity is stolen.
  • Fighting Back Against Identity Theft (FTC)
    What to do and who to contact if you think your identity has been stolen.
  • Internet Pirates Are Trying to Steal Your Information (OCC)
    How to identify and protect yourself from the latest Internet scam—phishing, a high-tech scam that uses spam or pop-up messages to deceive you into disclosing your credit card numbers, bank account information, Social Security number, passwords, or other sensitive information.

Interest Rates

Money and Banking

Savings Bonds and Treasury Securities

  • Treasury Securities & Programs (U.S. Treasury)
    Information on Treasury bills, notes, bonds and Savings Bonds.
  • Savings Bond Redemption Calculator (U.S.Treasury)
    Compute the redemption values of your Savings Bonds.
  • Treasury Direct (U. S. Treasury)
    Operated by the Bureau of Public Debt, TreasuryDirect allows you to buy Treasury securities—T-bills, notes, and bonds—directly from the government.

Vehicle Leasing

Complaint about a Bank?

If you have a problem with a bank or other financial institution, contact the Federal Reserve for help.

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Learn more about fraudulent emails that appear to come from the Dallas Fed or its officials.

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