How to Spot a Telephone Scam

Americans lose an estimated $40 billion each year to telephone scams. The simple fact is that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is a scam. There are many forms of telephone fraud but here are a few of the most common. Travel Offers Travel offers by telephone are a major area … Read more

Identity Theft Targeting Younger Victims

Identity theft is targeting younger victims and still a growing crime according to the Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, recently released by the Federal Trade Commission. Not surprisingly, the age of the victims is dropping each year as younger consumers increasingly shop online without properly protecting their personal information. It seems the younger generation, though … Read more

How to Report Identity Theft

How to report identity theft. It only takes a few simple steps to report identity theft and clear up your good name and end the devastating financial and emotional harm caused by identity theft. Step One Set an initial fraud alert with at least one of the three major credit bureaus. Only one is needed … Read more

How to Prevent Identity Theft

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in history but it is relatively easy to prevent identity theft in most cases.  Millions of consumers fall victim to it every year and regrettably, the effects of identity theft are significant.  Many victims of identity theft are so traumatized they often report symptoms of mental … Read more

Credit Repair Scams: Part Two

We previously discussed a few common credit repair scams but believe it or not, there are additional deceptive or fraudulent acts in the credit repair world to be cautious about. Purposely Delaying the Credit Repair Process Most credit repair companies charge monthly fees which encourages them to work slowly or inefficiently. The simple fact is … Read more

Credit Repair Scams

You may be surprised to know that there are many common types of scams in the credit repair industry.  Under federal law any deceptive or fraudulent act by a credit repair organization is considered a credit repair scam but other acts can also be unlawful. Many states also have similar prohibitions. Deceptive Representations The most … Read more

How to Sue in Small Claims Court

Small claims court is often the best option available to enforce your rights against a deceptive or abusive company. Filing fees are much lower than in higher courts and the procedural and evidentiary rules are relatively relaxed and simple. Indeed, the small claims court judges themselves will typically apply the rules appropriately and fairly and … Read more

Suing Telemarketers

Telemarketers sometimes have a hard time taking no for an answer.  The first step to ending the calls is to simply ask the telemarketer to stop calling you.  Once you ask, the telemarketer is required by law to stop calling.  Record the details of your request for it to stop calling such as the date, … Read more

How to Stop Telemarketing Calls

Getting unwanted telemarketing calls can be annoying or downright aggravating depending when it comes or how long it takes to get the caller off the phone. When the telemarketing calls come daily, or sometimes more often, the harassment starts to take quite a toll on even the most patient person. The good news is that … Read more



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