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Student Debt “Slavery”: A Serious Consumer Protection Issue

By Jeff Brown |

Huffington Post recently did a two-part series on the second highest consumer debt category (next to mortgage debt): student debt; graduates leaving their education with massive debts on their backs. Unfortunately, student debt isn’t just a consumer debt issue, but a consumer fraud issue as well. For example, in 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection… Read More »

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Rent-A-Center Consumer Fraud & Harassment Issues Nationwide

By Jeff Brown |

Regulations are in place precisely so that consumers are protected from harassment from various industries. However, when it comes to the rent-to-own industry, things can get tricky: companies will sometimes try to operate outside of consumer protection laws. One such issue was recently highlighted in an article by NerdWallet, highlighting the many headaches brought… Read More »

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Standards Designed To Protect Consumers Expected To Be Rolled Back

By Jeff Brown |

On March 7th, the administration is expected to announce an agreement reached with major auto companies concerning the overhaul of future mileage and emissions standards, regulations that would have required the industry provide consumers with vehicles that meet a target of at least 54 miles per gallon by 2025. The move is a regulatory… Read More »

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New Report Highlights Consumer Fraud at All-Time High In 2016

By Jeff Brown |

According to a new report released, approximately 15.4 million consumers were victims of fraud or identity theft in 2016; a 16 percent increase from the previous year, and the highest figure on record since the report producers started tracking these statistics in 2004. The highest increase (up 40 percent) occurred with transactions made online… Read More »

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Allstate Pays Settlement Linked To Consumer Fraud

By Jeff Brown |

Both Allstate and the Liberty Mutual Group, Inc. settled with consumers and their attorneys recently for improperly advertising programs related to accident forgiveness. Specifically, the companies had to pay for investigative costs and civil penalties, contributing towards future investigations and prosecutions related to consumer fraud issues like these. The insurance companies were found to… Read More »

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