Consumers must take the initiative to protect their financial records. Many of the recent changes in federal law places the burden on individuals to opt out of the sharing of their financial information. These resources highlight some of the issues and what you can do about it.

The FoolProof report E-Statements and Managing Your Financial Accounts Online Can Offer Big Benefits provides some tips for managing your financial accounts online safely.

Banking & Finance Privacy Resources from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse includes these articles:

From the National Consumer Law Center:

From the FTC:

Your financial privacy can also be threatened through scams. The FTC fact sheet Phone Scams describes scams that can cost you your hard earned cash. And to add insult to injury, if you've been a victim of one of these scams, then the scammers may try again with another scam purporting to help you recover your loss from the first one!

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