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Alarming Amount of Contaminated Food Found At Some Florida Food Establishments

By Jeff Brown |

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), close to 50 million Americans get sick from food contamination and poisoning every year, of which thousands die. The most common incidents stem from bacteria such as Campylobacter, Clostridium, E.coli, Listeria, Salmonella, and Shigella, and can result in flu symptoms, nausea, organ failure, vomiting,… Read More »

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Wells Fargo Now Facing $1 Billion in Civil Penalties over Consumer Fraud Issues

By Jeff Brown |

In what has emerged as one of the biggest consumer fraud issues of the last decade, federal regulators now want Wells Fargo & Co. to pay up to $1 billion in civil penalties in conjunction with the customer-account scandal that emerged in 2016—likely among the largest fines in financial services history. Last year, the… Read More »

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Better Business Bureau Report Reveals Riskiest Consumer Fraud Scams of 2017

By Jeff Brown |

According to a new report from the Better Business Bureau, online purchase scams are now the riskiest form of consumer fraud out there, moving up from the fourth spot in 2016, to the first in 2017. While young people were the highest at risk as a group in general, money lost was highest for… Read More »

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Incriminating Evidence Emerges In Deadly Florida Nursing Home Catastrophe

By Jeff Brown |

In September, we reported on the Hollywood Hills nursing home facility, where several residents were found dead after Florida’s massive hurricane disaster. That catastrophe left many concerned about negligence, where questions remained concerning why the air conditioning was not maintained at the facility, as well as why the residents were not moved to the… Read More »

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143 Million American Consumers Exposed In Equifax Hack

By Jeff Brown |

On September 7th, Equifax announced that it had been hacked, and in the process, the data of 143 million Americans was exposed. The breach is, as one senator described it, “profoundly troubling,” and highlights numerous issues linked to consumer fraud and protection from consumer fraud. It also calls into question the process by which… Read More »

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Rule Alleviating Bank Consumer Fraud Potentially In Jeopardy

By Jeff Brown |

A battle over what’s best for consumers who are victims of consumer fraud at the hands of banks and other financial institutions is brewing in Congress: In July, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau banned banks and other financial institutions from forcing customers to agree to arbitration instead of class action lawsuits if they were… Read More »

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Consumer Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against GNC

By Jeff Brown |

As consumers, most of us understand just how important labels and lists of ingredients are. Not only should companies not be able to claim that their products do things that they do not, but ingredient lists can be especially important in protecting consumers, both in ensuring that they are getting the product that they… 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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