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When Can I Sue for Identity Theft?

Identity theft is the fraudulent acquisition and use of an individual’s personal information for financial gain. The unique information typically associated with i theft includes dates of birth, phone numbers, Social Security numbers, email addresses, fax numbers, bank account information, and credit card numbers. When a thief obtains any of this type of information, he […]

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Damages Available in Identity Theft Cases

Tens of millions of people have their identities stolen every year. In fact, nearly 15 million people were victims of identity theft in 2019. Of those identity theft victims who suffered unreimbursed expenses due to identity theft, the median loss was approximately $400. In other words, identity theft has a major impact on its victims, […]

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How to Recognize Identity Theft

Identity theft is a major problem in the United States. In fact, nearly 30 percent of all adults in the United States will fall victim to identity theft at some point in their lives. In other words, identity theft poses a serious threat to everyone. Luckily, there are steps you can take to both recognize […]

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What Should I Do After My Identity Has Been Stolen?

Each year, tens of millions of people are victims of identity fraud. In fact, in 2019 alone, over 14 million people had their identities stolen. Nearly a quarter of these victims had unreimbursed expenses related to the fraud, with the median loss being approximately $400. If you are a victim of identify theft, there are […]

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Major Telecommunications Companies Combat Robocalls With New Technology

Several major telecommunications companies recently announced that they’ve developed new technology to help combat illegal robocalls. This technology, called STIR/SHAKEN, is a cross-network number verification system that protects consumers from scams and robocalls. This new technology is intended to prevent “spoofing,” which is a process that makes a false number appear on a call recipient’s […]

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Your Rights Under the TCPA in California

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) is a federal law that prohibits certain types of unwanted calls. Under the TCPA, several types of calls are prohibited, including auto-dialed calls and prerecorded messages to cellular telephones that are made without the recipient’s consent. The TCPA applies to text messages and telephone calls. Since the TCPA is […]

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Do Not Call List Violations Under the TCPA

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) is a federal law that regulates telephone communications in an effort to protect consumers. In furtherance of this goal, the TCPA led to the creation of a national do not call list in 2003. Telemarketers may not contact consumers whose names appear on this list more than once in […]

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The TCPA and Calls Using Artificial Voice

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act and its implementing regulations protect consumers by regulating the use of automatic telephone dialing systems and artificial voice calls. An automatic telephone dialing system is a type of equipment that stores or produces telephone numbers to be called and automatically dials such numbers. Artificial voice calls are calls that use […]

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The TCPA and Calls Using Prerecorded Messages

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) is a federal law that protects consumers by regulating telephone communications, including pre-recorded messages. Telemarketers use prerecorded calls to communicate previously recorded messages to consumers. Prerecorded messages are favored by telemarketing companies because they are an efficient way to reach a large number of people in a short period […]

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TRACED Act Seeks to Reduce Illegal Robocalls

Robocalls are a huge problem in the U.S. In fact, approximately two hundred million robocalls are made every day. That’s a bewildering statistic. And it also means that you’ve probably received at least one robocall at some point in your life. Robocalls vary from irritating to dangerous, and many people accept these calls as an […]

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