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
Archive for March, 2012
Do you know you can stop debt collection letters by sending a “cease letter”? Learn how you can do this
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.
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
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.
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