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A story in Spanish about debt collection rights

Jan 27, 2015 |
When it comes to dealing with debt collectors, you have rights. That’s why the FTC created a new publication called Cobradores de Deuda . This Spanish-language graphic novel tells people ... Read more

3 ways to use Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week to help people in your life

Jan 27, 2015 |
Looking for a practical way to help friends, family, and your community? We’ve got one: warn them about tax identity theft and IRS imposters. This week is Tax Identity Theft Awareness ... Read more

Failure to Declare Results in Seizure of $24,000 and Arrest of Two

Jan 7, 2015 |
ROUSES POINT, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers from the Champlain Port of Entry working at the Rouses Point Amtrak station seized more than $24,000 in unreported US ... Read more

Department of Commerce: International Visitors Spend $18.5 Billion in October 2014

Jan 2, 2015 |
International visitors inject more than $597million a day into U.S. economy in October U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that international visitors spent $18.5 billion ... Read more

Alstom Pleads Guilty and Agrees to Pay $772 Million Criminal Penalty to Resolve Foreign Bribery

Dec 24, 2014 |
WASHINGTON—Alstom S.A. (Alstom), a French power and transportation company, pleaded guilty today and agreed to pay a $772,290,000 fine to resolve charges related to a widespread scheme ... Read more

9 charged in bank fraud conspiracy after HSI Philadelphia probe

Dec 24, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA — A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) case led to nine people being charged Dec. 18 in a bank fraud conspiracy who also stole ... Read more

Social Security, Office of Inspector General Partner with State of Michigan on Anti-Fraud Unit

Dec 23, 2014 |
The Social Security Administration, its Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and the Michigan Department of Human Services today announced a new Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI) Unit in ... Read more

Agency Resumes Mailing Social Security Statements

Sep 22, 2014 |
Encourages People to Create a Secure my Social Security Account to Obtain Their Statement Online, Anytime Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, today announced the agency ... Read more

Social Security runs out in 2033

Sep 22, 2014 |
The Social Security Board of Trustees today released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds. The combined asset reserves of the Old-Age and ... Read more

Money Laundering Takedown

Sep 17, 2014 |
  At one location during Wednesday’s takedown in Los Angeles, FBI agents seized nearly $3 million in cash. Operation Targets Sinaloa Drug Cartel ... Read more

6 executives charged in $500 million offshore securities fraud

Sep 12, 2014 |
NEW YORK — Six corporate executives and six corporate entities were indicted Tuesday on charges of conspiracy to commit securities fraud, tax fraud, and money laundering. The indictment was ... Read more

Morgan Stanley to Pay $275 Million for Misleading Investors in Subprime RMBS Offerings

Jul 24, 2014 |
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2014-144 Washington D.C., July 24, 2014 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged three Morgan Stanley entities with misleading investors in a pair of ... Read more

SEC Adopts Money Market Fund Reform Rules

Jul 24, 2014 |
Rules Provide Structural and Operational Reform to Address Run Risks in Money Market Funds Share on print Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on email ... Read more

Six things you can do to avoid a mortgage mis-modification

Jul 24, 2014 |
If you’re a homeowner who is struggling to pay the mortgage, a website, phone call or mailer that offers to reduce your mortgage payment by several hundred dollars a month sounds awfully ... Read more

Stop a debt collector’s empty threats

Jul 24, 2014 |
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Calls from debt collectors can add to the stress of having financial problems . When those calls involve harassment, threats and intimidation, the ... Read more

Visitor Spending in National Park Gateways Has Big Impact on Economy

Jul 18, 2014 |
WASHINGTON – National park visitors contributed $26.5 billion to the nation’s economy and supported almost 240,000 jobs in 2013, according to a peer-reviewed report released today by ... Read more

Financial Sector To Redouble Efforts Against Cyber Threats

Jul 17, 2014 |
 In Call To Action, Treasury Secretary Lew Urges U.S. Financial Sector To Redouble Efforts Against Cyber Threats 7/16/2014 New York – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew today ... Read more

Pedro "Pete" Benevides, 44, of Astatula, pleads guilty to $44 million bank fraud

Jul 15, 2014 |
ORLANDO, Fla. — A central Florida businessman pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison. This case was investigated by ... Read more

Treasury Issues Final Rules Regarding Longevity Annuities

Jul 7, 2014 |
Rules provide for greater security by giving American families more flexibility to plan for retirement and protect themselves from outliving their savings   WASHINGTON ... Read more

Treasury Targets Leading Figures And Syndicate Of Transnational Criminal Organizations

Jul 7, 2014 |
Action Builds on Treasury’s Targeted Campaign Against the Camorra, the Yakuza, the Brothers’ Circle, and MS-13   WASHINGTON   – The U.S. ... Read more