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  • Do you receive junk faxes, robocalls, or spam texts?
    Do you receive junk faxes, robocalls, or spam texts?

    Do you receive junk faxes, robocalls or spam texts? We are looking for lead plaintiffs for class action lawsuits. A Federal law called the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 prohibits certain ...

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  • Ringless voicemail
    Ringless voicemail

    At least two courts have now held that a “ringless” voicemail — technology which “deposits” a voicemail into a consumer’s voice mail box without actually causing the phone to ring at the time of ...

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  • Never, ever pay in gift cards
    Never, ever pay in gift cards

    There are an increasing number of scams in which someone calls the victim and demands immediate payment on some pretext, to be made in gift cards purchased at Best Buy, Walmart, etc. The victim is ...

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  • Free trial offers
    Free trial offers

    The Federal Trade Commission and the Better Business Bureau have issued warnings about fraudulent "free trial offers" for various products. The offers request credit/ debit card information, but claim ...

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  • Tribal Payday Loans
    Tribal Payday Loans

    In one of our cases, Jackson v. Payday Financial, LLC, No. 12-2617, 2014 WL 4116804 (7th Cir., August 22, 2014), the federal court of appeals in Chicago rejected an attempt by payday lenders ...

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  • Beware of deferred interest promotions on credit cards
    Beware of deferred interest promotions on credit cards

    Holiday shoppers need to be aware of the dangers of deferred interest promotions on private brand credit cards. These promotions entice consumers with promises such as “no interest for 12 months” or ...

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