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

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

Lone Star Legal Aid Launches Online Intake

Lone Star Legal Aid is available and accepting online applications for all of its offices. We hope that our client community is safe and managing well during these ever-changing and uncertain times. We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19/Coronavirus Pandemic across our service area and Lone Star Legal Aid’s work continues with all operations running … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid Launches Online Intake

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

March 1st – 7th is the Federal Trade Commission’s National Consumer Protection Week

National Consumer Protection Week is the Federal Trade Commission's week-long campaign aimed at educating consumers about their rights to help them make well-informed decisions about money.  Lone Star Legal Aid joins the FTC with a consumer-focused blog series to be pushed out throughout the month. Stay tuned to learn about more about: Payday & Title Loans;Reverse … Continue reading March 1st – 7th is the Federal Trade Commission’s National Consumer Protection Week