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.                                                                                        

Cell Phone Sep 14, 2016
Consumers on the receiving end of debt collection calls may soon have more protections under proposed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rules unveiled Thursday. Roughly 1 in 3 consumers has been…
Parking lot Sep 14, 2016
A Michigan-based credit union who repossessed an Army private’s car while he was away at military training is now facing a federal lawsuit from the Department of Justice. DOJ officials filed the…
Man on phone Sep 14, 2016
In an ongoing attempt to "ride herd" on robo calls, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last week implemented a cap on the number of unwanted debt collector robo calls that can be made to…
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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