Archive for March, 2012

New scam promises fake tax refunds

March 28, 2012 at 5:10 pm 0 comments

A recent warning released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reports that a recent scam promising fake returns is targeting senior citizens and low-income individuals. Every year during tax season, scammers find new ways to steal money from taxpayers. In response, every year the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) publishes aRead More

Do you know you can stop debt collection letters by sending a “cease letter”? Learn how you can do this

March 21, 2012 at 12:39 pm 0 comments

Are debt collectors constantly calling you?  Do you feel harassed by these calls?  You can stop debt collection calls by sending a “cease letter” to the debt collector stating that you want them to stop contacting you.  Here is an easy-to-use sample letter that you can type into directly orRead More

Have you used LiveHelp? If you have a legal problem and are not sure where to turn to, speak with one of our LiveHelp operators.

March 16, 2012 at 10:38 pm 0 comments

LiveHelp is an online, real-time chat service, that directs users towards relevant self-help materials, legal assistance organizations and court information for New Yorkers. Thousands of unrepresented New Yorkers come to the LawHelp/NY website looking for help with legal problems that require either a court or administrative hearing experience. They oftenRead More

NYC Department of Consumer Affairs is providing FREE debt and financial counseling. Dont miss out!

March 12, 2012 at 5:20 pm 0 comments

Did you know?? New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs provides FREE services to help you take control of your debt, improve your credit, deal with debt collection, create a budget, open a bank account, and much more. One-on-one financial counseling is provided for FREE by professional counselors in personRead More

Whether dealing with Bankruptcy, Credit Issues, Student Loans, or Foreclosure; Remember You Have Rights and Protections.

March 7, 2012 at 9:59 pm 0 comments

In celebration of National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) from March 4-10, we will be highlighting consumer rights resources and information for New Yorkers.  We know that going up against banks, stores, or debt collection agencies can be a scary and nerve-wracking experience.  To complicate matters, many people going through theseRead More