What's it all about?
Do you worry about criminals stealing your identity or scammers cheating you out of your money? Are you feeling threatened by abusive debt collectors or predatory lenders? If so, this course can give you the help you need.
In these lessons, you'll see how to spot the scams and rip-offs that can cost you money or ruin your credit. You'll explore threats including identity fraud, Internet and credit card scams, and deceptive service contracts. If you're planning to buy land or a home, you'll learn to avoid real estate scams—and if you're buying a car, you'll get the inside story on car dealers' tricks.
And that's not all! If your mortgage is in trouble, you'll find out how to slow down (or even stop) a foreclosure. And if you're getting harassing calls from debt collectors, your course instructor—a former Assistant District Attorney—will bring you up to speed on the federal and state laws that can give you peace of mind. You'll also see how to obtain your credit score and how to clean up your credit history.
By the time you finish this course, you'll be prepared to protect your credit score, your identity, and your bank accounts. In addition, you'll have the legal know-how you need to make mortgage holders, credit card companies, and debt collectors play by the rules.
Courses are delivered to you through expertly executed lessons, online instruction and interaction with like-minded students. Our courses are designed to deliver all of the benefits of studying in a classroom whilst giving you the flexibility to study at a time and place to suit your needs. You can access your classroom 24/7 from any device with an internet connection.
New sessions of each course start monthly and last for six weeks. You’ll gain access to two lessons a week (for a total of 12 lessons) helping you pace your learning. There are no set times for you to study, you can log in and out at any time and complete the course at your own pace. Your expert tutor will guide and facilitate your course, answering any questions you have and providing guidance and feedback. You’ll complete comprehensive lessons, quizzes and assignments before submitting your final exam at the end of the course to achieve your certificate.
Session start dates are listed below. Has the start date already passed? Don’t worry, you can join a class up to 2 weeks after the start date!
- 12 July
- 16 August
- 13 September
- 18 October