ICFE eNEWS #18-11 - April 17th 2018
CITRMSŪ SPAM Alert
By John L. Culhane, Jr. on January 5th, 2017
ICFE has become aware that an attempt has been made in
violation of certain federal and State laws to send a SPAM
message to holders of the CITRMSŪ credential. The unsolicited
message purports to invite the CITRMSŪ holder to fill out a
This violation has been reported to the Federal
Trade Commission. It has also been reported to SurveyMonkey, as
it is also directly prohibited by the survey company's SPAM
policy, with a request to delete the survey.
particularly unseemly for such violations to have been committed
by a company that holds itself out as being in the identity
security business. Even as a newcomer to the field, the ethical
violation calls their entire program into question.
steps are already being taken, you may ignore the message. If
you have any questions, please contact ICFE through Yan Ross,
Director of Special Projects.
Thank you for your
participation and continued support for ICFE.
Paul S. Richard
President - ICFE
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Also, visit the ICFE's new Web site: StudentDebtHelp.org
Paul S. Richard
President - Executive Director
Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE)
About the ICFE:
The Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE) was founded in 1982 by the late Loren Dunton (creator of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation). The ICFE is dedicated to helping consumers of all ages to improve their spending, increase savings and use credit more wisely.
The ICFE is an award winning, nonprofit, consumer education organization that has helped millions of people through its education programs and Resources. It publishes the Do-It-Yourself Credit File correction Guide, which is updated annually. The ICFE has distributed over one million Credit/Debit Card Warning Labels and Credit/Debit Card Sleeves world wide.
The ICFE became an official partner with the Department of Defense/Financial Readiness Campaign in June of 2004.The ICFE was an active partner in the California Student Debt Resource Awareness Project (CASDRAP) which resulted in a new web site: (studentdebthelp.org). CASDRAP disbanded in 2010, shortly after the web site project was completed. In 2011 the ICFE assumed the single sponsorship of the (studentdebthelp.org) web site and is now responsible for its content and operation.
The ICFE is also an on-line help for consumers who spend too much. ICFE's spending help was featured in PARADE Magazine in the Intelligence Report section. The money helps and tips are from the ICFE's Money Instruction Book, our course in personal finance.
Visit the ICFE's other web sites at: www.financial-education-icfe.org and studentdebthelp.org. Both sites helps consumers and students with mending spending, learning about the proper use of credit, budget and expense guidelines, how to set up and implement a spending-plan and also how to access financial education courses and how to teach children about money. Other ICFE services include: Ask Mr. G, a free eNews, and an online resource center for students, parents and educators, plus financial education learning tools and a book store.