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Welcome to Tru Direction, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) foundation whose mission is to promote financial fitness with links to helpful tools & websites.

One of our major commitments is the sponsorship of  on-line financial literacy programs -- Banzai for classrooms in numerous schools and Plus Banzai, free for public use. Plus Banzai is an award winning online financial literacy program used by millions of teachers & students around the country. Now available to you at no cost -- to experience in the comfort of your home or wherever you use your computer.

-  Tru Direction is providing Plus Banzai FREE for all children, teens, and adults.

-  Select one of three courses: Banzai Junior (8- 12), Teen (13-18), or Plus (18 and older)

Plus Banzai is a great way to learn about budgeting, saving for a rainy day, and navigating adult financial dilemmas. Explore additional topics to "Become an Expert" in our interactive library.

                           Your days of managing money by trial and error are over. 
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Phone Scammers … Don't Fool With Them

According to the Federal Trade Commission --

Don't answer calls from unknown numbers. If you answer such a call, hang up immediately.

You may not be able to tell right away if an incoming call is spoofed. Be aware: Caller ID showing a "local" number does not necessarily mean it is a local caller.

If you answer the phone and the caller - or a recording - asks you to hit a button to stop getting the calls, you should just hang up. Scammers often use this trick to identify potential targets.

Do not respond to any questions, especially those that can be answered with "Yes."

Never give out personal information such as account numbers, Social Security numbers, mother's maiden names, passwords or other identifying information in response to unexpected calls or if you are at all suspicious.

If you get an inquiry from someone who says they represent a company or a government agency, hang up and call the phone number on your account statement, in the phone book, or on the company's or government agency's website to verify the authenticity of the request. You will usually get a written statement in the mail before you get a phone call from a legitimate source, particularly if the caller is asking for a payment.

Use caution if you are being pressured for information immediately.

If you have a voice mail account with your phone service, be sure to set a password for it. Some voicemail services are preset to allow access if you call in from your own phone number. A hacker could spoof your home phone number and gain access to your voice mail if you do not set a password.

Talk to your phone company about call blocking tools and check into apps that you can download to your mobile device to block unwanted calls.

If you use robocall-blocking technology already, it often helps to let that company know which numbers are producing unwanted calls so they can help block those calls for you and others.

To block telemarketing calls, register your number on the Do Not Call List. Legitimate telemarketers consult the list to avoid calling both landline and wireless phone numbers on the list.

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