identity theft

Is Identity Theft Common?

Many people think that identity theft is something that will never happen to them. Unfortunately, however, identity theft is becoming increasingly common in the United States. Approximately one in 20 Americans are affected by identity theft each year. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission received more than two million fraud reports from consumers in 2020. […]

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Recognizing and Preventing Identity Theft

Identity theft is a growing problem in the U.S. In fact, approximately 30 percent of all adults in the country will have their identities stolen at some point in their lives. In other words, identity theft is a very real threat to everyone. Luckily, there are steps that consumers can take to recognize and prevent […]

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Can Debt Collectors Call My Family?

Debt collectors are known for doing whatever it takes to collect a debt, including calling a debtor’s family members. For debtors, this can be humiliating. And unfortunately, this tactic is often effective, as it forces debtors to pay up to avoid future embarrassing phone calls. In this article, we examine whether it’s legal for a […]

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Can Debt Collectors Call You at Work?

Debt collectors use a variety of tactics to try to collect debts. One such tactic is contacting debtors by phone. However, when debt collectors have trouble getting ahold of debtors by calling them at home, they often resort to other means, including calling debtors at work. Debt collection calls at work aren’t only annoying—they can […]

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Understanding Illegal Debt Collection Practices

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) is a consumer protection law that is designed to protect consumers from abusive debt collection practices. Unfortunately, however, many debt collectors are all too happy to violate the FDCPA in their quest to coerce consumers into making payments. Fortunately, when debt collectors violate the FDCPA, consumers have multiple […]

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identity theft

Common Identity Theft Myths

Identity theft is a serious problem in the United States. In fact, approximately 35 percent of all adults in the United States have been victims of identity theft. In order to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft, it’s important to have accurate information about the crime. Unfortunately, however, there’s a lot of misinformation out […]

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Who Is at Risk for Identity Theft?

Identity theft is on the rise in America. Every day, thousands of Americans fall victim to this illicit practice. And although there are ways for identity theft victims to clean up the mess caused by fraudsters, it can take years to get things back on track following the theft of one’s identity. Everyone is at […]

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How to Spot and Stop Robocalls

Robocalls in the United States are out of control. In fact, approximately 2,000 robocalls are placed every second. Robocalls, which are prerecorded messages delivered to landlines and cell phones by way of computerized auto dialers, run the gamut from annoying to fraudulent. Luckily, there are several things consumers can do to fight back against robocalls.  […]

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Company Forced to Pay Nearly $1 Billion in Damages for Illegal Robocalls

A federal judge recently upheld an award of nearly $1 billion in a class-action lawsuit against a marketing company that placed nearly 2 million recorded robocalls. In the original case, a jury found that the company, ViSalus, had conducted unlawful telemarketing practices by placing almost 2 million recorded robocalls offering deals on dietary supplements, weight-loss […]

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An Overview of Class Action Lawsuits

Although most people have heard of class action lawsuits, not many have a good understanding of them. Broadly speaking, class action lawsuits are legal actions brought on behalf of groups of people. Class action lawsuits differ from traditional lawsuits, which are typically filed by single individuals. However, there is much more to class action lawsuits […]

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