Protect Your Money, Credit, and Identity

Protect Your Money, Credit, and Identity

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

$120.00 Enroll Now!

Instructor-Led Course
Hours: 24
Duration of Access: 6 weeks
Start Dates: Aug 20
400 Students
have taken this course.

About This Course

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.


About The Instructor

Neal Bevans

Neal Bevans is a former Assistant District Attorney. A veteran of more than 150 trials, Bevans has tried every major felony from rape, murder, and narcotics crime to armed robbery. One of his cases was televised nationally on Court TV. He has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia and has been a college instructor for more than 10 years. In addition to practicing real estate law, he has worked as a title examiner and has bought and sold real estate investment properties. He is the author of two textbooks, Criminal Law and Procedure for Paralegals and Tort Law for Legal Assistants. He has also published numerous magazine articles about various aspects of the legal and medical fields, and he is a contributing columnist to Legal Assistant Today magazine.