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FCC Issues Proposed Order to Reduce Wrong Number Robocalls

2018-11-30T19:14:05-05:00November 30, 2018|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 21, 2018National Consumer Law Center: Margot Saunders (msaunders@nclc.org); Stephen Rouzer (srouzer@nclc.org), (202) 595-7847Consumer Reports: Kara Kelber (kara.kelber@consumer.org), (202) 462-6262Consumer Federation of America: Susan Grant, (sgrant@consumerfed.org)Proposal Would Establish Reassigned Number Database; Require Callers to Cross-Reference for Accuracy of InformationWASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced today it will take decisive [...]

National Consumer Law Center Advocates Urge HUD to Take Immediate Action to Reduce Foreclosures on Widows and Widowers of Reverse Mortgage Borrowers

2019-01-04T17:32:50-05:00November 27, 2018|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 27, 2018National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org), (617) 542-8010 Washington, D.C. — Reverse mortgages are intended to help elders age in their homes. Yet, across the country, widows and widowers are losing their homes because of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s failure to prevent foreclosures on [...]

American Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services Committee Fellows Protest ABA’s Support for H.R. 5082, Which Could be Attached to Omnibus Budget Bill

2018-11-26T17:37:08-05:00November 26, 2018|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 26, 2018National Consumer Law Center Contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org); (617) 542-8010H.R. 5082 Would Allow Lawyers to Abuse Consumers in Debt Collection Lawsuits, Exempt Attorneys and Firms from Federal Debt Collection Enforcement and CFPB OversightWashington, D.C. — Attorneys selected by the American Bar Association (ABA) to represent the interests of consumers wrote [...]

American Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services Committee Fellows Protest ABA’s Support for H.R. 5082, Which Could be Attached to Omnibus Budget Bill

2018-11-26T17:35:38-05:00November 26, 2018|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 26, 2018National Consumer Law Center Contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org); (617) 542-8010H.R. 5082 Would Allow Lawyers to Abuse Consumers in Debt Collection Lawsuits, Exempt Attorneys and Firms from Federal Debt Collection Enforcement and CFPB OversightWashington, D.C. — Attorneys selected by the American Bar Association (ABA) to represent the interests of consumers wrote [...]

National Consumer Law Center Files FOIA Lawsuit Against U.S. Department of Education

2018-11-16T21:04:35-05:00November 16, 2018|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2018National Consumer Law Center contact: Stephen Rouzer, srouzer@nclc.org, (202) 595-7847NCLC Seeks to Obtain Records Concerning the Department’s Servicing of Defaulted Federal Student LoansBOSTON, M.A — The National Consumer Law Center filed a federal lawsuit today against the U.S. Department of Education, asking the court to compel the Department to comply with a [...]

Consumer Groups Welcome Bipartisan Legislation to Stop Misleading “Spoofed” Robocalls

2018-11-16T17:23:21-05:00November 16, 2018|Categories: Media Center|

For Immediate Release: November 16, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC — A new bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate will address the growing problem of “spoofed” robocalls that use fraudulent caller identification information to disguise the caller’s true identity. Introduced by Senators Thune (R-S.D.) and Markey (D-Mass.), the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act [...]

Beware Holiday Shoppers: Deferred Interest Promotions Promise No Interest Now, but Can Cost Big Bucks Later

2019-01-04T17:32:49-05:00November 15, 2018|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 15, 2018National Consumer Law Center contacts: Chi Chi Wu (cwu@nclc.org) or Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org), (617) 542-8010Download NCLC infographic of big ticket holiday gifts’ cost at time of purchase and with deferred interest: http://bit.ly/2z947C7Boston – As Black Friday approaches, the National Consumer Law Center warns holiday shoppers of a lurking danger in [...]

National Consumer Law Center Foreclosure Experts Train Attorneys in Puerto Rico to Help Stave Off Foreclosures in the Wake of Hurricane Maria

2018-10-26T20:01:23-05:00October 26, 2018|Categories: Media Center|

For Immediate Release: October 26, 2018Contact: Jan Kruse, jkruse@nclc.org or (617) 542-8010Boston – The year-long moratoriums on foreclosures and legal actions in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria are expiring. To address this potential foreclosure crisis, National Consumer Law Center staff attorneys Alys Cohen and Geoff Walsh traveled to San Juan to conduct a Foreclosure [...]

The Wrong Tool for the Wrong Purpose

2019-03-07T13:02:44-05:00October 18, 2018|Categories: Issues|

Why the Credit Scoring Provision in the Immigration Public Charge Proposal Is Illogical and Ill-Advised October 2018 Print in PDF  On October 10, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a proposed rule that would make it much harder for immigrants to obtain visas (including visas to study or work in the U.S.), to [...]