The Latest in Consumer Law Topics

Flitter Milz comments on vehicle repossession, unfair debt collection, credit reporting privacy and accuracy issues, and unwanted "robocalls" or texts to your cell phone. 

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Lock and key May 18, 2017
Who knows my social security number? Identity theft is more common than you may think. Sometimes the criminal is someone you know. It could be a family member, co-worker, or friend. But other times…
Parked car May 15, 2017
Vehicle repossessions are worrisome and stressful enough, but what happens when the lender files a lawsuit against you after the repossession? Learn about what a deficiency lawsuit is, and what you…
Car driving May 10, 2017
If you fell behind on payments and your vehicle was repossessed, you may feel powerless. But not all repossessions are handled lawfully, and you may be able to take action against the lender or…
Money May 08, 2017
Credit reports from Transunion, Experian, and Equifax are used to determine everything from your ability to get new credit to the rates that you pay for credit. If the wrong information is listed on…
Parking garage May 04, 2017
You leave your house in the morning to drive to work and suddenly realize that your car is gone. Follow these steps to find out who took your car and how you can get it back. Confirm whether it was…
Credit card debt Apr 28, 2017
According to a recent report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the total amount of household debt in December 2016 was $12.58 trillion. Millions of Americans find themselves with at least one…
Cell phone Apr 27, 2017
More and more people are getting robocalls to their cell phones The Federal Communications Commission states that there are nearly 2.4 billion robocalls made every month to consumers. A recent USA…
Woman in interview Mar 02, 2017
It's become more and more common for employers to request a job applicant's credit history before making any hiring or promotion decisions. A Demos.org article explains how employment credit checks…
Cars in parking lot Feb 27, 2017
A car repossession is a stressful inconvenience that affects many aspects of your life. Suddenly, you’re left without transportation. Your ability to get to work or address family responsibilities,…
Couple signing a loan Feb 23, 2017
When a lender or financial institution accesses your credit report, it's called an inquiry. Credit reporting agencies classify inquiries as hard or soft, and record the credit inquiries on your…

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