Archive | Consumer Protection

People’s Credit Union Repossession

We are seeking to talk with Massachusetts residents who have had their cars repossessed by People’s Credit Union. People who have been subject to a People’s Credit Union repos within the past four years may have a claim for damages and may also be able to represent a group of other Massachusetts consumers in a […]

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Turned Down for Employment Because of Credit Report

One of the biggest areas of concern these days is the intersection of credit reports and employment.  On this page, I will lay out a couple of the scenarios that run foul of the law. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) applies in the employment context.  Employers often require that a job applicant sign a form allowing access the […]

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Lawsuit Investigation: Staples Databreach

We are beginning an investigation into the recent Staples data breach in which malware was installed on point-of-sale computer systems at at least 113 Staples retails stores throughout the country.  A point of sale computer system is basically a cash register and credit/debit card processing unit that is linked via computer software to inventory and […]

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Spam Text Messages

Spam text messages are an emerging problem throughout the United States.  In addition to being an annoying and disruptive invasion of privacy, spam texts can cost money for people without unlimited text plans.  Although some of the products and services being marketed through spam texts are legitimate, many others are predatory scams and pyramid schemes. So now that we know […]

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Wrong Number Debt Collection Calls

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) provides for $500 – $1,500 in damages per call for wrong number debt collection calls to a cell phone. The reason for that is that the TCPA prohibits using any automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice without the prior express consent of the called party. […]

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