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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has received over 1,218,600 complaints as of June 1st. Debt collection and mortgage-related complaints account for 50% of …

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) nails a fake debt collection operation, sending refunds for a timeshare scam, and settled with a massive landline cramming operation.  …

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Elder financial exploitation is one of the most common and devastating forms of elder abuse. It can destroy the financial security of an older …

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury released a report detailing recommendations on how to “improve” (destroy for the middle-class) the financial system, including potential …

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Nearly $3 billion is lost annually to scams explicitly targeting seniors. Older Americans currently hold more than two-thirds of all U.S. deposits, making them …

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For four years an intertwined web of Orlando-based individuals and companies bombarded consumers with illegal robocalls from “Card Member Services,” pitching worthless credit card …

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Under the leadership of Richard Cordray the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has worked diligently to create a level playing field in financial markets …

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It can take months and sometimes even years before a consumer’s name and credit are back in good standing, following having their identity stolen.  …

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More consumers are being victimized at an alarming rate by fraudulent pop-up messages that warn computer users of a purported virus infection or urgently …

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New research shows fake IRS calls make up 27% of scam calls, followed by cruise/vacation scams (25%) and bank/credit card scams (16%). First Orion, …

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