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…
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...
Calculator Sep 14, 2016
Looking to improve your credit score? Checking those numbers frequently could influence your score's direction. Whether you are buying a home, applying for a credit card, or securing a job, the…
School Sep 14, 2016
On August 4, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) released a Declaratory Ruling granting in part two separate petitions that were filed last year - one by the Edison…
Court Sep 14, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed a class-action lawsuit against debt collector Encore Capital Group Inc to move forward, declining to hear its claim that such companies should be protected…

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