FTC Takes Action Against Illegal Debt Collection Practices

November 6, 2015 Tom 0

For the past couple of years or so, consumers have contacted your BBB with questions and concerns regarding calls they’ve received from supposed debt collectors. These “collectors” use heavy-handed techniques which include making threats of damaging credit, and even arrest […]

Know Before You Owe

October 13, 2015 Michael 0

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on October 3rd, 2015 implemented a new rule replacing four mortgage disclosure forms with two new ones, the Loan Estimate and the Closing Disclosure. Your BBB works daily to educate consumers and businesses on […]

Identity Theft Prevention Tips

October 12, 2015 Susan 0

  Identity theft is a common and growing problem, and once personal information is compromised, the outcomes can be devastating. Information may be compromised by theft of personal documents, phishing for information online, or even convincing phone requests by those […]

Discover Bank Ordered to Refund $16 Million to Consumers

July 30, 2015 Jackie 0

Your BBB® has learned that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against Discover Bank and its affiliates for illegal student loan servicing. According to the Press Release announcing the action, the CFPB found that “Discover overstated the minimum […]

Let Me Borrow Your Credit Card?

March 16, 2015 Michael 0

Your BBB® regularly hears from people being asked by mail to deposit checks and keep some of the money. While mail is the usual form, postal inspectors have found young people are being targeted through social media.  Card Cracking is […]

Union Workers Credit Services Settles CFPB Lawsuit

March 11, 2015 Jackie 0

In response to thousands of complaints filed by consumers with the Better Business Bureau and law enforcement agencies, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a lawsuit against Union Workers Credit Services in December 2014. Your BBB® has learned that […]

5 Tips to Keep Your Cash Safer This Year

February 4, 2015 Susan 0

Savvy consumers are always looking for new ways to protect their cash and keep their accounts safe from the access of hackers or thieves. Here are a few top tips, which are favorites, from your Tri-State BBB. 1. Know When […]