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CFPB Looking to Give Consumers More Options
CFPB Looking to Give Consumers More Options
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25

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is looking take contract “gotchas” out of everything from credit card contracts to back accounts and payday loan contracts – by removing arbitration clauses so that consumers have more options including the right to sue banks. Continue reading

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HSBC Bank USA Fined $35 Million Due to Credit Card Add-ons
HSBC Bank USA Fined $35 Million Due to Credit Card Add-ons

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HSBC Bank USA will be forking over $35 million in fines to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and refunding fees directly to cardholders who purchased certain credit card add-ons. Continue reading
AARP is Having a Shred Fest
AARP is Having a Shred Fest

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You have to shred, shred, shred to keep your identity and financial information safe, and AARP wants to help people get a handle on it all with Shred Fest 2016. Continue reading
Landry’s and Golden Nugget Casinos Get Hacked
Landry’s and Golden Nugget Casinos Get Hacked

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Landry's and the Golden Nugget Hotels and Casinos are the latest victim of cyber criminals. Continue reading
Identify Theft is Up, Thieves Payday is Down
Identify Theft is Up, Thieves Payday is Down

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Many consumers are worried about identity theft, and they should be according to a new study, with 13.1 million people experiencing identity theft over the last year. Continue reading
The CFPB Cracks Down on an Illegal Debt Collection Lawsuit Mill
The CFPB Cracks Down on an Illegal Debt Collection Lawsuit Mill

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to bar the Frederick J. Hanna & Associates and its three partners from continuing to engage in illegal debt collection practices. Continue reading
AARP Says Using Plastic is the Way to Go This Season
AARP Says Using Plastic is the Way to Go This Season

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While you may be worried about cyber thieves and hackers stealing your financial information, it turns out that if you have been using your credit card to pay for holiday presents, you might have made the better and more secure choice. Continue reading
Better Safe Than Sorry When It Comes To Cyber Crime
Better Safe Than Sorry When It Comes To Cyber Crime

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Americans are battening down the hatches when it comes to cybercrime with breaches up 23% last year, according to a new study. Continue reading
Cyber Security Tools Protect Consumers From Fraud
Cyber Security Tools Protect Consumers From Fraud

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AARP is offering consumers tools to protect themselves from cyber fraud as part of Cyber Security Awareness Month. Continue reading
Lets Talk About Identity Theft
Lets Talk About Identity Theft

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The verdict is in from a new Bureau of Justice Statistics report (BJS)—an estimated 17.6 million Americans dealt with some kind of Identity theft last year. Continue reading
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