Consumer News
Bamboozled: AT&T Scams Customer

Bamboozled: An AT&T Customer Complaint

Posted: November 15, 2014 at 8:28 am   /   Consumer News reports on the case of Betsey Bloom, who thought she was paying AT&T for an email address. She was wrong. Automatic payments are a helpful, convenient and time-saving service. Whether you use a credit card or have debits taken from a bank account, you’ll know your bills will always be paid on time. But […]

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fraud, fradulent borrowing

NYC Family Arrested for $20 Million Mortgage Fraud Scam, While Collecting Food Stamps

Posted: November 14, 2014 at 5:27 pm   /   Business & Investment Fraud, Consumer News, Lending Fraud, Sham Contractors & Salesmen

The following article uncovers a 10 year long mortgage fraud scheme involving a prominent New York real estate developer and 13 family members. The family reported extensive wealth to banks and investors, securing more than $20 million in mortgage loans while claiming next-to-nothing income to the Federal Government, absorbing hundreds of thousand’s of dollars worth […]

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Dustin Johnson suing for allegedly being scammed out of $3 million

Dustin Johnson Suing for Allegedly Being Scammed Out of $3 Million

Posted: November 5, 2014 at 2:48 pm   /   Consumer News

It’s not just regular folk who get scammed – people in the public eye sometimes become the victims of fraud too, as this case involving pro golfer Dustin Johnson proves… Dustin Johnson has filed a lawsuit for allegedly having $3 million stolen from him by three of his closest advisors, according to a report by […]

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States Ease Interest Rate Laws That Protected Poor Borrowers

States Ease Interest Rate Laws That Protected Poor Borrowers

Posted: October 24, 2014 at 10:20 am   /   Consumer News

The consumer loan industry has successfully lobbied to increase interest fees for individuals with poor credit history in eight US states… Lenders have come under fire in Washington in recent years. Yet one corner of the financial industry — lending to people with poor credit scores — has found sympathetic audiences in many state capitals. […]

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Ebola Treatments / cures

Four Ebola-Related Consumer Scams to Avoid

Posted: October 23, 2014 at 10:57 am   /   Consumer News, Sham Contractors & Salesmen

Most people reacted with the appropriate degree of sympathy and fear when they heard that Thomas Eric Duncan – the first person diagnosed with and treated for Ebola on US soil – had died. But a small subset of individuals saw his death as a chance to take advantage of our collective panic over the […]

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VIDEO: The Devolution of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act

Posted: October 16, 2014 at 6:10 pm   /   Consumer News

Guest Post by Billy Pinilis, Partner, PinilisHalpern, LLP Recently I was invited by the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute and the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) to participate in a panel discussion on what these special interest groups claim is the “Devolution” of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (CFA). Skip to minute 34:30 in […]

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