Consumer Protection

Consumer awareness and protection

These interventions are aimed at increasing consumer awareness of predatory and fraudulent financial and business practices and ensuring adequate consumer protection policies and regulations are in place and enforced.

Successful interventions include:

  1. Consumer education and awareness initiatives to prevent fraud and financial abuse.
  2. Regulation, licensing and zoning to contain fringe financial services and limit their proliferation.
  3. Local disclosure law enforcement  and litigation to curb predatory lending.
  4. Foreclosure prevention strategies, including foreclosure counselling, forgivable emergency loans, and encouraging lender workouts and assistance to tenants in foreclosed properties.

Resources

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