Woman Who Got 153 Robocalls Awarded Nearly $230,000

8th Jul 2015 Comments Off on Woman Who Got 153 Robocalls Awarded Nearly $230,000
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has awarded a Texas woman nearly $230,000, saying a cable company harassed her with 153 robocalls even after she complained about them. Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan federal court ordered Time Warner Cable [...] Read more ›

JPMorgan To Pay Over $125 Million To Settle U.S. Credit Card Debt Probes

8th Jul 2015 Comments Off on JPMorgan To Pay Over $125 Million To Settle U.S. Credit Card Debt Probes
JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) has agreed to pay at least $125 million to settle probes by U.S. state and federal authorities that the bank sought to improperly collect and sell consumer credit card debt, according to people familiar with [...] Read more ›

Debt Collectors On The Phone

24th Jun 2015 Comments Off on Debt Collectors On The Phone
Things a Debt Collector may do and when they go too far Generally, a debt collector is permitted to try to contact you unless you tell them in writing to stop. A Debt Collector may call your home phone, your [...] Read more ›

Where Did My Money Go?

24th Jun 2015 Comments Off on Where Did My Money Go?
Surprise Levies and Garnishments It can be quite a shock to look at your bank account and see that funds are missing or frozen, or find out from your employer that someone is legally taking money out of your paycheck. [...] Read more ›

California Spill Fouled Beaches And Gutted Tourism, Suit Says

12th Jun 2015 Comments Off on California Spill Fouled Beaches And Gutted Tourism, Suit Says
Law360, New York (June 12, 2015, 7:22 PM ET) -- Plains All American Pipeline LP was hit Thursday with another proposed class action over the ruptured Santa Barbara pipeline, this time by a clothing store that says the oil spill [...] Read more ›

San Diego Collection Lawsuits Still High

13th May 2015 Comments Off on San Diego Collection Lawsuits Still High
The number of debt collection lawsuits filed against San Diego consumers is still high.  Hyde & Swigart estimate over 300 new filings per week against consumers alleged to reside in San Diego County.  With a conservative estimate of a 95% [...] Read more ›

More Complaints Being Lobbed At Aggressive Debt Collectors

13th May 2015 Comments Off on More Complaints Being Lobbed At Aggressive Debt Collectors

The Federal Trade Commission reports that the number of complaints about debt collectors rose from 104,766 a year in 2008 to 140,036 in 2010, says Tom Pahl, assistant director of the FTC’s division of financial practices. The agency has stepped up enforcement, taking […]

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House Proposal Would Flood Consumers with Nuisance and Debt Collection Phone Calls

13th May 2015 Comments Off on House Proposal Would Flood Consumers with Nuisance and Debt Collection Phone Calls

(Washington, DC) Under the guise of modernization and providing consumers with more “information” the ACA, International – an association of debt collectors – has obtained Congressional support for a dangerous proposal that would allow debt collectors to flood cell phones […]

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Debt Collectors Want Your Cell Phone Number

13th May 2015 Comments Off on Debt Collectors Want Your Cell Phone Number

CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — The days of your cell phone being a communication device between just you, your family and friends may be numbered under two pieces of legislation that have consumer advocacy groups up in arms. Tucked into President Obama’s […]

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Consumers Are About To Be Stabbed In The Back Again

13th May 2015 Comments Off on Consumers Are About To Be Stabbed In The Back Again

Since 1991, it has been illegal for telemarketers to use auto dialer and other robot-like devices to call your cellphone.  Recently, a bill was introduced to change all that.  While in the past email hoaxes have gone around saying that […]

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