One of the most common ways auto dealers commit used car fraud is by rolling back vehicle odometers in order to increase the value of the car by making it seem like the car has lower mileage that it actually does. Rolling back odometers is illegal under California and Federal law. It decreases the value of the vehicle and makes it harder to sell the car in... Read More
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Repairing a poor credit score is hard work. It often takes years to do restore good credit and involves a combination of correcting credit reporting issues and establishing a history of making sound financial decisions. Now that you're seeing the fruits of these labors and have your credit back on track, what should you do to make sure you maintain a good... Read More
Students in college today share more information than any generations before. With the ubiquity of social media and portable devices like smart phones and tablets, the number of opportunities for thieves to steal your identity has skyrocketed. If you have fallen victim to identity theft, Howard Silver can help.
College students are convenient targets... Read More
If you’ve taken on a large amount of debt and are having trouble paying your bills, you’re not alone. Recent economic conditions have forced many families into such difficult circumstances. But while it’s legal for a debt collector to contact you, it’s not legal for them to make false claims or use unfair tactics.
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act... Read More
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires that the three national credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) supply you with a free credit report every year. With this important information so readily available, there’s no reason not to check your credit report.
It’s a good idea to regularly check your credit report. Keeping tabs... Read More
The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, more commonly referred to as the California Lemon Law, provides strong protections for consumers in the event that they purchase a vehicle deemed to be a lemon. In fact, Californians enjoy greater lemon law protections than consumers living in most other states. This fact was reinforced by a recent Appellate Court... Read More
Buying a car is always an overwhelming task. You're making a major purchase that will significantly impact your life for years to come, so it's important to get it right. This is challenging enough when buying a new car, but when you are purchasing a used car, the process can be downright scary. How do you know you can trust the seller?
There are... Read More
Tesla Motors has a reputation as one of the pioneers in the electric car industry, and their Model S Sedan is considered one of the finest electric vehicles on the market. However, the auto manufacturer recently settled a lemon law claim involving one of their Model S vehicles.
The owner of the vehicle claims his vehicle was inoperable for 66 days... Read More
State and federal prosecutors are currently working to build criminal fraud cases against General Motors (GM) due to their actions in handling the ignition switch defects that have been linked to at least 54 car accidents and 13 deaths. While the federal charges mainly focus on mail and wire fraud charges, the state cases are seeking to demonstrate that the... Read More
In a recent statement released by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray, he announced the agency will begin to shift their focus away from the banking industry and instead start targeting private firms which violate the fair debt collection regulations established by the Dodd-Frank Act.
"For the first time at the federal... Read More