Madigan’s office warns of phone scam By The Associated Press  Posted Oct. 5, 2014 @ 2:21 pm  CHICAGO — The Illinois attorney general’s office is asking residents to be on the lookout for a phone scam in which callers posing as government officials attempt to get people to send money by claiming they are under… Read More

At FTC’s Request, Court Stops Supplement Marketers From Deceptive Advertising and Illegally Debiting Consumers’ Accounts At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a U.S. district court has temporarily stopped a group of marketers in Nevada and California from conducting business using “free” trial offers and health claims that the agency charges are deceptive and illegal to pitch green… Read More

Please contact us if you are being or have been sued in Illinois on an alleged overdraft on a Guaranty Bank checking account.… Read More

Spanish speaking consumers conned out of $2 million October 23, 2014 by Alvaro Puig Consumer Education Specialist The FTC has seen some truly abusive phone scams. But, in a case announced today, Centro Natural scored a hat trick. According to the FTC’s complaint, Centro Natural violated the Telemarketing Sales Rule, including the rules of the… Read More

Please contact us if you were sued or had legal action taken against you  in a Marion County Township Small Claims Court and you did not either (1) live in the township at the time the action was taken or (2) sign a written contract in the township.  You may be entitled to recover up… Read More

  In Stratton v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, 770 F.3d 443 (6th Cir. 2014), the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (covers Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee)  ruled against a debt buyer who it said violated the FDCPA when it sought interest charges for a credit card debt. The decision reversed a lower court ruling and included… Read More