Consumer Action Publications

Consumer Action creates unbiased, reader-friendly educational guides on a wide range of personal finance topics and other subjects of interest to consumers. All publications are available in English, and many are available in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean as well.

In addition to being available, at no charge, to individual consumers, our publications are distributed through a national network of more than 6,000 community-based organizations. Government agencies, nonprofits and other groups who wish to distribute our materials for educational purposes can use the downloadable PDF file on the publication webpage to instantly produce a professional-looking brochure using an office printer.

2021

April

09
Privacy and security when using FinTech apps (Spanish) Cover

Privacy and security when using FinTech apps (Spanish) Comparta datos financieros con precaución.

Esta publicación le ofrece al usuario de fintech el conocimiento que le permitirá tomar decisiones prudentes cuando elija y utilice aplicaciones fintech, tomar medidas eficaces para proteger la seguridad de los datos de sus cuentas financieras, y comprender sus opciones si algo va mal. (Nuestra guía complementaria, Lo que debe saber sobre cómo funcionan las aplicaciones ‘fintech’, ofrece un resumen de la tecnología financiera y sobre lo que el usuario debe considerar con respecto a la privacidad y seguridad antes de seleccionar y utilizar herramientas financieras digitales.)

This fact sheet gives FinTech users the knowledge to make wise decisions when choosing and using FinTech apps, take effective steps to keep their financial account data safe, and understand their options if something goes wrong. (Our companion guide, What you need to know about how FinTech apps work, offers an overview of financial technology and what privacy and security considerations users should be aware of before choosing and using digital financial tools.)

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What you need to know about how FinTech apps work (Spanish) Cover

What you need to know about how FinTech apps work (Spanish) Comparta datos financieros con precaución.

La tecnología financiera puede ofrecerle atractivos beneficios al consumidor que desea manejar sus finanzas de forma digital. Pero, como con cualquier herramienta o servicio de internet, las aplicaciones fintech deben seleccionarse y utilizarse de forma prudente. Esta publicación explica los tipos de herramientas fintech disponibles, cómo funcionan, y cómo afectan la privacidad y seguridad de sus datos. (Nuestra guía complementaria, Privacidad y seguridad para usuarios de aplicaciones ‘fintech’, le ofrece consejos para administrar y proteger sus datos.)

Financial technology can offer attractive benefits for consumers who want to take their personal finances digital. But, like all internet-based tools and services, FinTech apps need to be chosen and used with care. This publication explains the types of FinTech tools available, how they work, and what that means for your data privacy and security. (Our companion guide, Privacy and security when using fintech apps, offers actionable tips for managing and protecting your data.)

March

18
Avoid pandemic-related ID theft and account fraud Cover

Avoid pandemic-related ID theft and account fraud Coping with COVID-19. Identity thieves and fraudsters have taken advantage of the pandemic to get a hold of consumers’ personally identifying information and use it to steal their benefits, access their accounts and open new accounts in the victims’ names. This publication identifies some of the most prominent pandemic-related schemes consumers should be aware of, offers tips for safeguarding your personal and account data, explains how to detect fraud and ID theft, and outlines the steps to take if you discover you’re a victim.

February

16
Privacy and security when using FinTech apps Cover

Privacy and security when using FinTech apps Share financial data with care.

This fact sheet gives FinTech users the knowledge to make wise decisions when choosing and using FinTech apps, take effective steps to keep their financial account data safe, and understand their options if something goes wrong. (Our companion guide, What you need to know about how FinTech apps work, offers an overview of financial technology and what privacy and security considerations users should be aware of before choosing and using digital financial tools.)

What you need to know about how FinTech apps work Cover

What you need to know about how FinTech apps work Share financial data with care. Financial technology can offer attractive benefits for consumers who want to take their personal finances digital. But, like all internet-based tools and services, FinTech apps need to be chosen and used with care. This publication explains the types of FinTech tools available, how they work, and what that means for your data privacy and security. (Our companion guide, Privacy and security when using fintech apps, offers actionable tips for managing and protecting your data.)

January

21
Take control: Customizing your social media privacy settings (Korean) Cover

Take control: Customizing your social media privacy settings (Korean).

이 지문은 대중적으로 사용되는 SNS (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, Tumblr, Twitter and YouTube)이용 시 본인이 원하는 단계의 신상 정보 보호를 설정할 수 있는 정보와 자료를 담고 있습니다.

This publication explains how to achieve your desired level of privacy on the most popular social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, Tumblr, Twitter and YouTube) and provides useful general privacy tips, tools and resources.

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Personalized privacy: Customizing your Facebook settings (Korean) Cover

Personalized privacy: Customizing your Facebook settings (Korean).

전 세계에서 가장 큰 SNS를 사용할 때는 신상 정보를 신중히 고려해야 합니다. 이 지문은 페이스북 이용 중 신상 정보 보호 방법들(기본 설정, 고급 설정)을 상세하게 담고 있습니다.

On the world’s largest social network, a prudent approach to privacy is critical. This publication provides detailed instructions for using the various Facebook privacy management tools—both basic and advanced.

2020

December

11
Take control: Customizing your social media privacy settings (Spanish) Cover

Take control: Customizing your social media privacy settings (Spanish).

Esta publicación explica cómo ajustar la configuración de privacidad al nivel que usted prefiera en las redes sociales más populares (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, Tumblr, Twitter y YouTube). También incluye consejos, herramientas y otros recursos de privacidad.

This publication explains how to achieve your desired level of privacy on the most popular social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, Tumblr, Twitter and YouTube) and provides useful general privacy tips, tools and resources.

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Personalized privacy: Customizing your Facebook settings (Spanish) Cover

Personalized privacy: Customizing your Facebook settings (Spanish).

En la red social más grande del mundo, es indispensable abordar el tema de privacidad de manera prudente. Esta publicación le ofrece instrucciones detalladas sobre el uso de las herramientas de privacidad básicas y avanzadas de Facebook.

On the world’s largest social network, a prudent approach to privacy is critical. This publication provides detailed instructions for using the various Facebook privacy management tools—both basic and advanced.

November

20
Take control: Customizing your social media privacy settings (Vietnamese) Cover

Take control: Customizing your social media privacy settings (Vietnamese).

Ấn bản này giải thích cách đạt đến mức độ bảo vệ quyền riêng tư theo ý của quý vị trong đa số các diễn đàn của mạng xã hội (Facebook, Instagram, Linkedln, Pinterest, Snapchat, Trumblr, Twitter và Youtube) và cung ứng khái quát các chỉ dẫn, công cụ và nguồn tài liệu hữu dụng.

This publication explains how to achieve your desired level of privacy on the most popular social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, Tumblr, Twitter and YouTube) and provides useful general privacy tips, tools and resources.

 

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