Am I liable for unauthorized credit card purchases? No, but when banks claim that you are responsible, it is wise to involve a lawyer versed in debt defense.
Catfishing scams are not new. Twelve months of pandemic-forced isolation is, though. Someone looking for human connection has fewer opportunities than ever to meet people: parties, concerts, ball games, clubs; these remain mostly closed from covid-19 for the foreseeable future. Americans are turning to dating sites, social media, and online modes of connection in record […]
Health apps are enjoying a heyday of popularity. Track your steps, meals, water-consumption, exercise, heart rate, weight, sleep, etc… Pair your watch for automatic data collection. Scan UPC-codes on food packaging for the calories you take in, then scan the QR-code on the gym machine for the calories you burn. What’s not to like? Such […]
Necessity is the mother of invention, and criminals are the ultimate opportunists. The coronavirus pandemic provides the perfect vehicle for grifters and scam-artists: the virus is new, situations surrounding it are unknown, and all of it preys on our deepest mortal fears. Just like case-counts and unemployment numbers, new pandemic-era schemes are on the rise. […]
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is an ever-evolving federal law that places limits on solicitors calling or texting your phone. The original version was passed in 1991 after Congress reported a surge in consumer complaints about telemarketing practices and pre-recorded messages. Since then, the TCPA has been amended every few years to keep pace […]
Identity theft is a crime as old as time. There are two famous real-life cases from the 16th century. In the first instance, a Frenchman poses as a long-lost husband returning to his wife after years of separation. (The story of Martin Guerre has been retold countless times, including as a Richard Gere movie and […]