CONSUMER GROUPS RIP MANDATORY ARBITRATION RULING

Would you give away your right to sue a company in court simply to get a product or service you want? Chances are you’ve already agreed to arbitrate any dispute rather than sue -- whether you realize it or not -- if you have a credit card, bank account or cell phone. Many medical facilities now require … Continue reading CONSUMER GROUPS RIP MANDATORY ARBITRATION RULING

CFPB DIRECTOR RICHARD CORDRAY TO SPEAK IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA – PAYDAY LENDING

The hearing will take place on Thursday, January 19, 2012, at 12:00 P.M. CST (UPDATED LOCATION:  at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex).  Alabama is a state with one of the highest number of payday lenders per capita in the country.  The CFPB is the first federal agency with the authority to oversee payday lenders of all … Continue reading CFPB DIRECTOR RICHARD CORDRAY TO SPEAK IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA – PAYDAY LENDING

RESOLVE TO BE AN INFORMED CONSUMER

As you jot down your list of resolutions for 2012, why not consider a few to help you become more empowered in the marketplace? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and other NCPW partner agencies and organizations, offer free resources on a variety of topics to help you make informed consumer decisions.  In fact, there’s pretty … Continue reading RESOLVE TO BE AN INFORMED CONSUMER

TEXAS SIZED DATA LOSS MEANS TEXAS SIZED ID THEFT PROBLEM

The Texas State Comptroller's office has fired its head of information security and of innovation and technology following a data loss that exposed 3.2 million Texans' Social Security numbers and other personal information on over 3.2 million people in the state.  Two other employees have also been fired over the data loss incident, according to ComputerWorld.  The Texas … Continue reading TEXAS SIZED DATA LOSS MEANS TEXAS SIZED ID THEFT PROBLEM