Consumer Law

Consumer Protection Law regulates business conduct and punish fraudulent practices that prey on the average purchaser. Consumer Rights Law aids consumers in dealing with unfair advertising and sales tactics, bait and switch, mail fraud, issues concerning truth-in-lending and abusive collective practices. The Federal Trade Commission deals with this area of law and Federal Acts include the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The Magnuson-Moss Act regulates product warranties. The Fair Credit Billing Act (FCBA) deals with billing practices regarding credit accounts.

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  1. News iYogi Sued for Tech Support Scam by Attorney General

    The state attorney general of Washington State announced that they were suing iYogi and its President, Vishal Dhar, to stop a rampant tech support services scam. In most of these tele-support...
  2. News Time Warner Ordered To Pay $230k For 153 Robocalls

    A New York federal court ordered Time Warner Cable to pay a Texas woman $230K for robocalls (automated phone calls) to her cell phone 153 times in one year.
  3. News Popular Diet and Weight Loss Companies Settle FTC Fraud Charges

    Four well known weight loss companies settled consumer fraud charges with the FTC for $34 million. Sensa, LeanSpa, L’Occitane and Diet Direct were charged with deceptive and misleading advertising...
  4. News FCC Targets Robocalls and Telemarketing with New TCPA Rules

    In response to a massive outbreak of automated telephone calls known as "robocalls", the FCC revised its TCPA Rules to enforce more stringent requirements upon telemarketers. Robocalls must...
  5. News 19 Seo Firms And Companies Fined By NYS Attorney General

    The New York State Attorney General announced that almost two dozen search engine optimization (SEO) firms and private companies received fines exceeding $350,000 for creating fake reviews online....
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