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Win for Class Against Debt Collector AllianceOne Jan 25, 2017
On January 19, 2017, a federal judge in Philadelphia denied an attempt by debt collector AllianceOne Receivables Management, Inc. to dismiss the class action complaint filed by Flitter Milz client…
Person holding cell phone Jan 17, 2017
The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) recently advised that text messages sent by auto-dialers ("robotexts") are prohibited under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Consumers who…
Wallet Jan 10, 2017
Credit scores and credit reporting are critical to a consumer’s financial personality. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has penalized TransUnion and Equifax for misleading the public…
Nov 22, 2016
Cary Flitter is quoted in the Legal Intelligencer's story about a lawyer at Pepper Hamilton, one of Philadelphia's oldest and most prestigious law firms, that used law firm letterhead to address a…
Nov 22, 2016
"The next time someone asks you for your cellphone number, you may want to think twice about giving it." Check out this New York Times article that explores how cellphone numbers are increasingly…
Credit card Sep 14, 2016
Last month, Discover announced it would give consumers free access to their credit scores. No more need to sign up for an actual service from Discover, like a credit card, as in the past. A mere…
Money Sep 14, 2016
Kids these days: They just aren’t pulling out the plastic like they did in the past. Data from the Federal Reserve indicates that the percentage of Americans under 35 who hold credit card debt has…
Cell Phone Sep 14, 2016
Robocalls and telemarketing calls are currently the number one source of consumer complaints at the FCC. The Commission is committed to protecting consumers from unwanted calls and giving them more…
Bride and Groom Sep 14, 2016
Getting divorced can come with plenty of heartache, paperwork, and even financial burdens. But one of those struggles does not include a dip in your credit score just because you signed divorce…
Man on phone Sep 14, 2016
Pestering prerecorded calls are reaching record highs, and even hit our cellphones; here are ways you can try to stop them. Read the full article...