National Consumer Protection, Part 4: Title Loans and Payday Loans in Texas

If there is a universal language everyone speaks, it’s money, and the lack of it is a familiar and ever-present obstacle for most people. In the United States, borrowing money is all but inevitable if you want a car, a house, tuition money, or even something as simple as a mattress. Credit is not only … Continue reading National Consumer Protection, Part 4: Title Loans and Payday Loans in Texas

Isolation During the Coronavirus can be Dangerous for Domestic Violence Victims

The outbreak and alarming spread of the Coronavirus is causing added stress and financial instability for many families around the world. This can cause an increase in domestic and sexual violence seen in abusive partners. The idea of social distancing is to flatten the curve of the rising number of COVID-19 positive cases and eliminate … Continue reading Isolation During the Coronavirus can be Dangerous for Domestic Violence Victims

National Consumer Protection, Part 3: Coronavirus Scams

Overview The Coronavirus outbreak is a global pandemic spreading fast causing panic among Americans as the outbreak kills more and more people each day. People are becoming wary of the severity and fear for their lives and the lives of others. Unfortunately, the chaos and disparity circulating the Coronavirus has caused people to fall victim … Continue reading National Consumer Protection, Part 3: Coronavirus Scams

National Consumer Protection, Part 2: Surprise Medical Billing

If you’ve received a surprise bill after a trip to an emergency room you thought would be covered by insurance, it’s a result of something called balanced billing. Balance billing occurs when an insured patient receives care from a physician, hospital or other health care provider, who is not part of a patient’s health plan … Continue reading National Consumer Protection, Part 2: Surprise Medical Billing

National Consumer Protection, Part 1: Avoiding Disaster Repair Fraud

Overview When a disaster strikes, consumers should be on the lookout for dishonest repair fraud service providers. These individuals and businesses prey on disaster victims knowing they are in their most vulnerable state. If you come across this situation, do not make any rash decisions. Research your options carefully to avoid losing your property or … Continue reading National Consumer Protection, Part 1: Avoiding Disaster Repair Fraud