Current Events in Consumer Law

Learn about the issues consumers face when dealing with vehicle repossession, unfair debt collection practices, credit reporting privacy and accuracy, and unwanted calls and texts to cell phones by telemarketers, collectors, and banks.                                                                                        

Credit Sep 14, 2016
My credit card companies recently sent me notices that my FICO score changed. At first, I was somewhat alarmed. Normally, I don’t pay too much attention to my credit score, which is measured by the…
Computer Sep 14, 2016
Since the enactment of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) in 1991, technological advances in the way people communicate have often outpaced the ability of the courts and the Federal…
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…
Wall St Sep 09, 2016
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, is typically portrayed as a federal agency that protects the little guy from powerful big banks. But…
Scam Jul 06, 2016
Anyone who has a credit card, auto loan, student loan or mortgage has a credit score. What your score is and how you use credit every day should be as important to you as it is to the many others who…
Debt Collection Jul 06, 2016
Getting calls from debt collectors is unpleasant, especially when the person on the line is aggressive. Instead of losing your cool, follow these tips to handle them and protect yourself in the…
Phone and Notebook Jun 30, 2016
The tragic case of Edna Schmeets is not hard to understand, and is alarmingly common. The Harvey, North Dakota, woman turned over some $400,000 to telephone con artists who convinced her that the…

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