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 a list of common scams to [...]
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 or that you can print and [...]
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 often feel overwhelmed and frightened about [...]
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 person or by phone in English, [...]
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 these experiences often do not understand [...]