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  1. Press: Let consumers sue companies
    When a data breach at Home Depot in 2014 led to losses for banks nationwide, a group of banks filed a class-action lawsuit seeking compensation. Companies have the choice of taking legal action together. Yet… | Aug 22, 2017
  2. Press: FBI warns of spreading W-2 email theft scheme
    The IRS is warning businesses about a sharp increase in email phishing scams involving employees' W-2 forms — scams that can put workers’ Social Security numbers and other crucial information in the hands of thieves. | Aug 22, 2017
  3. Press: New online scam targets tax preparers
    Do you trust your tax preparer not to fall for this simple phishing scam?  The Internal Revenue Service is warning tax preparers about a new scam designed to steal their usernames and passwords. The IRS… | Aug 16, 2017
  4. Links: FBI Frauds Against Seniors
    The FBI’s Common Fraud Schemes webpage provides tips on how you can protect yourself and your family from fraud. Senior citizens especially should be aware of fraud schemes. | Aug 10, 2017
  5. Links: FTC Scam Alerts
    Latest info and practical tips from the nation’s consumer protection agency, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). | Aug 10, 2017
  6. Press: Chips can fall out of credit cards, leaving consumers vulnerable
    A new wrinkle in smart technology serves as a reminder for consumers to be cautious, as the tiny chip in your credit card can fall out and then be used by someone else to access… | Aug 09, 2017
  7. Press: Student loan giant faces trial over claim it duped borrowers
    Navient is 0-2 when it comes to blocking allegations that it wrongly saddled them with billions of dollars in interest. | Aug 08, 2017
  8. Press: Class-action lawsuits critical to shedding light on bank fraud
    Just two weeks after consumers got crucial legal rights restored by a new rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the U.S. House of Representatives voted July 25 to strip consumers of the ability to… | Aug 04, 2017
  9. Press: Wells Fargo forced unwanted auto insurance on borrowers
    More than 800,000 people who took out car loans from Wells Fargowere charged for auto insurance they did not need, and some of them are still paying for it, according to an internal report prepared… | Jul 28, 2017
  10. Press: Student-loan forgiveness has halted under Trump
    The U.S. Education Department has not approved any applications for student-loan forgiveness in cases of possible fraud since President Donald Trump took office, according to records sent to an Illinois senator. | Jul 28, 2017
  11. Press: ‘Honey, you’ve been scammed.’ She lost her home of 30 years
    Barbara Barkley lost her house and her savings to a group of California scam artists who stole $11 million from thousands of struggling homeowners looking for help with their mortgages. While the court case is… | Jul 27, 2017
  12. Press: Social Security and its purported death spiral — a scam
    So what do the numbers look like for Social Security?  Post columnist Allan Sloan crunched some numbers: Sloan writes that we should be concerned. Seniors have been reporting that people are calling pretending to be a… | Jul 24, 2017
  13. Press: Hackers stole credit card numbers from Trump’s hotels for months
    Guests at 14 Trump properties, including hotels in Washington, New York and Vancouver, have had their credit card information exposed, marking the third time in as many years that a months-long security breach has affected customers of the… | Jul 18, 2017
  14. Press: States sue Betsy DeVos over student loan rule delay
    Democratic attorneys general from 18 states and Washington D.C. sued Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday after she delayed an Obama-era rule meant to protect student borrowers. | Jul 07, 2017
  15. Press: FCC urged to take tougher action to stop illegal robocalls
    In comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Friday, Consumers Union, the policy and mobilization arm of Consumer Reports, and other leading consumer groups urged the agency to clear the way for phone companies… | Jul 01, 2017
  16. Press: Wells Fargo’s scandals just won’t die
    The thing about scandals in the Information Age is that they just won’t die. Look no further than Wells Fargo. | Jun 30, 2017
  17. Press: How home buyers say their American dream became a nightmare
    An IndyStar investigation found Chart Properties LLC has more than 100 contracts for the purchase and sale of homes from which it stands to make millions of dollars flipping properties it doesn't actually own. The buyers,… | Jun 27, 2017
  18. Press: DeVos should stick to the rules on for-profit colleges
    The for-profit college industry has reason to celebrate Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's plans to overhaul two far-reaching regulations. Taxpayers do not. | Jun 23, 2017
  19. Press: Warren calls for Wells Fargo board members removal over scandal
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling on Fed Chair Janet Yellen to remove the 12 board board members at Wells who presided during the bank's fake accounts scandal. | Jun 20, 2017
  20. Featured: Investor scam meter and more in June SCAM GRAM
    The June 2017 SCAM GRAM is full of great information to help you avoid rip-offs and fraud. | Jun 16, 2017
  21. Press: DeVos to redo two Obama-era rules on for-profit schools
    The Trump administration is planning to redo two Obama-era rules aimed at ensuring students at for-profit colleges get the education they pay for. | Jun 16, 2017
  22. Press: Selling counterfeit goods to police officers arrested on the spot (Chinese)
    (本報記者)華埠的主要幹道堅尼路上,隨處都可以看到穿著長袖衣衫、頭戴遮陽帽,隨身揣著相冊、掛滿長串Tiffany手鏈或勞力士手表的流動攬客商販,口裡吆喝著「包包、古馳、香奈兒、勞力士(Bags、Gucci、Chanel、Rolex)!」只要顧客稍微顯現出有興趣的反應,就會被帶到十拐八彎的小房間、街邊隱形的壁櫃、甚至路邊停泊的廂形車內,各式貨色隨你挑選,甚至還可以更換顧客喜歡的品牌商標。 | Jun 13, 2017
  23. Press: Landlord Steve Croman to serve 1 Year for tax fraud (Chinese)
    (本報訊)長期名列紐約市最壞房東名單上的地產大亨史蒂芬·格羅曼(Steven Croman)去年被控20項重罪,紐約州總檢長史樹德昨(6日)發表聲明稱,格羅曼已於日前承認自己以欺詐手段騙取貸款重新融資以及稅務詐騙等行為。 | Jun 08, 2017
  24. Press: Wells Fargo is least-respected company in America
    Wells Fargo’s score was so low that the company ranked below tobacco giants Altria Group (No. 98) and Philip Morris International (No. 99), which keep pounding out profits even as states and municipalities pile on tobacco taxes. | Jun 06, 2017
  25. Press: Payday lenders, charging 460%, aren’t subject to California’s usury law
    It’s a question I get asked a lot: If California’s usury law says a personal loan can’t have an annual interest rate of more than 10%, how do payday lenders get away with interest rates… | Jun 02, 2017
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