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Life After the Equifax Data Breach…

The Equifax data breach forever changed the landscape of consumer data protection. For consumers, it was the first time that a breach exposed at one time essentially all the components an identity thief needs to commit a variety of crimes. Because the hacked information included names, Social Security numbers, birth...

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Spotting Vacation Rental Scams

My family loves Key West, FL. We happened upon it during a cruise, which would have been a disaster, if not for the great group of friends we were with. (Who would have imagined eight-foot waves in the Bahamas?). Our day trip in Key West, on my birthday no less,...

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Debt Collection: Know the Abuses…and Your Rights

With consumers relying more and more on financing, debt collection has become a major problem for Americans. In January 2017 alone, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) received 7,730 complaints about debt collection, far more than the complaints received for any other financial product or service by a margin of over...

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