When Companies Misrepresent the Effects of Medications

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medical lab, consumer fraudWhen drug manufacturers misrepresent the risks, adverse effects and benefits of medications, they can be held liable for the damages that result. Inadequate information and downright misleading claims about the effects of medications are nothing new. In some cases, companies inflate the positive effects and benefits of their drugs for the purpose of increasing profits. In others, they fail to adequately disclose the risks and possible adverse effects that their medications can cause. With either scenario, when companies are in violation of t...Read More

Did An Officer With Social Security Really Call?

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A keyboard shows "scam" words, consumer fraudScammers try to steal money and identity by pretending to be officers from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Victims are chosen from among the general population, taking the one in five shot that they'll reach at least some of the 66 million Americans who receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income. But, since it is not unusual for the SSA to call recipients, how can one be sure if the person calling is really an SSA officer? The Real SSA Officers from the SSA may call recipients, but information like bank account numbers ...Read More

White House Prepares to Dismantle Dodd-Frank Protection Rules

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Image of white house, consumer fraudThe Trump Administration signaled that it is beginning to roll back some of the regulations enacted under the Dodd-Frank Act. The White House further stated that it would pursue a full repeal of the Dodd-Frank financial reforms in Congress. The Dodd-Frank Act was a series of laws passed in 2010 in the wake of the 2008 Financial Crisis. The purpose of the rules was to prevent another banking system meltdown due to being over-leveraged. In the 2008 Financial Crisis, the subprime mortgage glut precipitated the banking crisis. The purpose of the...Read More

How to Avoid Falling Victim to Business Coaching Scams

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tip shows in a bubble, consumer fraudBusiness coaching scams are commonplace among consumers, but there are ways to catch on to scammers' tricks and avoid them before they can do any harm. While business coaches generally seem to have their customers' best interests at heart, they can often manipulate people to spend more on services that ultimately only result in financial devastation. Here are some tips to follow to help avoid business coaching scams. Never Pay for Information That Should Be Free Many agencies offer free helpful information regarding business development ad...Read More