Synthetic Identity Theft: The New ID Fraud

December 19, 2016

Synthetic identity theft is a sneaky spin off the more straightforward identity theft (where a criminal steals all aspects of a real person’s identity and impersonates them to open fraudulent new accounts).  In synthetic identity theft, the criminal steals a

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The Shadowy World of Debt Buyers

June 29, 2016

Recently, John Oliver of Last Week Tonight did an episode on the debt collection industry. He set up an LLC, named it C.A.R.P. in a hat tip to the eponymous bottom feeder, and purchased $14.9 million in debt from a

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FCC Expands Consumers Protection Against New Wave of Cell Phone Telemarketing

November 13, 2015

Technology is constantly changing. And so too is the way businesses use it to reach us and sell us their services. Before it used to be an annoying phone call to our land line. Now that virtually everyone has a

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Jim Beam’s “Crafty” Advertising Questioned by Class Action Lawsuit

August 07, 2015

Many alcohol companies have been under fire for making false advertising claims about the production of their alcohol. Oftentimes, they hype their spirits as being “handmade” or “locally produced” on the labels. In turn, consumers are willing to pay extra

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