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How Scary Is It That Facebook Is Launching A Debt Collection Program?

By Consumer Law PA |

Facebook has been making people feel worse about themselves for going on twenty years now.  It started out as a forum for college students to pass judgment on each other’s physical appearance in terms that school-sponsored publications do not allow.  Facebook was the original homeland of the humblebrag, where people show off purchases that… Read More »

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How To Avoid Student Loan Forgiveness Scams In Pennsylvania

By Consumer Law PA |

Given that the cost of university education has skyrocketed since the time the current generation of college students was born, while an increasing percentage of well-paying jobs require a bachelor’s degree, plenty of debt-ridden graduates would venture to say that student loans are a racket.  Some outspoken journalists would make a similar claim about… Read More »

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You Guessed It: Medical Debt Is The Leading Cause Of Bankruptcy

By Consumer Law PA |

You might have a coworker who, given the opportunity, will grouse about her ex-husband who declared bankruptcy right after they divorced, and she thinks he only did it to reduce the amount of child support he would have to pay.  After she filed for divorce, Mr. Wonderful bought a fancy new car and traveled… Read More »

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Why Do Creditors Sell Your Debt?

By Consumer Law PA |

When you get a call from a collection agency, it is natural to react by saying something like, “Who do you think you are?  I don’t owe you money!”  The more you think about it, the more infuriating it is.  There are businesses the entire purpose of which is to harass people about debts… Read More »

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Should You Negotiate With The Original Creditor After A Collection Agency Contacts You?

By Consumer Law PA |

Collection agencies ask you all kinds of intrusive questions about your finances, but they are usually not especially forthcoming about how your debt became their business in the first place.  There are several ways that a collection agency can get the right to seek payment of a debt from you.  The trouble is that… Read More »

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Philadelphia Home Contractor Allegedly Absconds With Victim’s Security Deposit

By Consumer Law PA |

When you hire a contractor to make repairs to your house, you should first ask them to show proof of their licenses and insurance; if you hire an uninsured or unlicensed contractor, you face an uphill battle in getting your own homeowner’s insurance to pay for any damage the incompetent contractor causes.  It is… Read More »

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5 Ways To Make Your Parent PLUS Loan Balances Shrink Or Disappear

By Consumer Law PA |

The business of selling a “college experience followed by a lucrative job” dream to prospective students and their families is a huge industry.  Students are not the only ones whose dreams are dashed once the student loan bills begin arriving.  Parent PLUS loans are among the most insidious types of student loans.  Most applicants… Read More »

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Mill Hall Roofing Contractor Faces Charges For Home Improvement Fraud

By Consumer Law PA |

When you hire a contractor to make repairs to your house, choosing a contracting company wisely takes effort on the customer’s part.  Unless someone you personally know has recommended the contractor to you, you should read online reviews, and red flags should go up not only if there are multiple negative reviews, but also… Read More »

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The PSLF Program In Its Current State Is A Mess, But A Consumer Law Attorney Can Help

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Student loan debt has been a national crisis for years, and millions of borrowers have hinged their hopes on the Biden administration’s promises to make student loan forgiveness more accessible to former students struggling to repay the federal loans they took out to fund their education.  Promises to forgive a certain amount for all… Read More »

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United Healthcare Institutes New Policy of Denying Claims of Patients Who Visited the Emergency Room for Non-Emergency Reasons

By Consumer Law PA |

Among people without health insurance, avoidance of medical treatment has become a national epidemic.  When people get sick, they often assume that the medical bills they will have to pay out of pocket will be more painful than the illness itself, so they stay away from doctors and hospitals until their symptoms become unbearable… Read More »

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