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

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 [...]

National Consumer Law Center Advocates Urge HUD to Take Immediate Action to Reduce Foreclosures on Widows and Widowers of Reverse Mortgage Borrowers2019-01-04T17:32:50-05:00

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

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 Bill2018-11-26T17:37:08-05:00

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

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 Bill2018-11-26T17:35:38-05:00

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

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 [...]

National Consumer Law Center Files FOIA Lawsuit Against U.S. Department of Education2018-11-16T21:04:35-05:00

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

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 [...]

Consumer Groups Welcome Bipartisan Legislation to Stop Misleading “Spoofed” Robocalls2018-11-16T17:23:21-05:00

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

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 [...]

Beware Holiday Shoppers: Deferred Interest Promotions Promise No Interest Now, but Can Cost Big Bucks Later2019-01-04T17:32:49-05:00

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

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 [...]

National Consumer Law Center Foreclosure Experts Train Attorneys in Puerto Rico to Help Stave Off Foreclosures in the Wake of Hurricane Maria2018-10-26T20:01:23-05:00

The Wrong Tool for the Wrong Purpose

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 [...]

The Wrong Tool for the Wrong Purpose2019-03-07T13:02:44-05:00

Consumer Tips: Avoiding Home Improvement Fraud After a Natural Disaster

October 2018  Print in PDF  If your home has been damaged or destroyed by a natural disaster, your home is probably uninhabitable or in need of repairs. You may be anxious to find a trustworthy home improvement company, but be careful who you hire.  Survivors of natural disasters are often targeted by unsavory home improvement [...]

Consumer Tips: Avoiding Home Improvement Fraud After a Natural Disaster2019-03-07T08:38:53-05:00