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Do You Need a Debt Collection Lawyer?

Many Americans are past due on their debts. This common financial struggle has only been amplified by the novel coronavirus outbreak, which has led to widespread job losses and pay cuts. Unfortunately, experts believe that debt collectors will only grow more aggressive in order to protect their bottom line as this health crisis continues. It’s …

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How Do I Know if I Have a Consumer Fraud Case?

Consumer Rights Law Firm Serving Clients in Chicago, Illinois, and Nationwide Posted: July 15, 2020 The attorneys at Markoff Leinberger help consumers with a variety of everyday threats and issues involving debt collectors, lenders, credit bureaus, retailers, and other businesses. The consumer fraud cases we handle tend to vary widely due to the ever-changing tactics …

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What is the Statute of Limitations on Consumer Fraud Cases?

In Illinois, it is considered a violation of our state’s Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act when a business uses unfair or deceptive practices. These practices — which include false advertising, misrepresentation, and omission of information — often victimize innocent consumers and cause them a financial or personal loss. If something like this has …

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What Are Some Examples of Consumer Fraud?

Consumer fraud covers a broad array of deceptive and illegal practices performed with the intent to cheat others. Some of the most common types of consumer fraud include identity theft, credit card fraud, unethical debt collection, false advertising, wage theft, and overtime violations. Below, discover tactics that perpetrators use in these situations to violate your …

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What is the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act?

Some people will do anything to make money. Fortunately, consumer laws exist to deter businesses from engaging in fraudulent or deceptive practices. These laws also offer potential remedies to victims of consumer fraud, such as financial compensation for damages. Most states have their own consumer laws. Our state is no different. We have the Illinois Consumer …

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Five Simple Ways to Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

Consumer Rights Law Firm Serving Clients in Chicago, Illinois, and Nationwide Posted: April 9, 2020 Identity theft is a serious and prevalent problem. So prevalent, in fact, that the FTC received 650, 572 reports of identity theft in 2019. Having your identity stolen can make it harder to secure a loan, interfere with job prospects, …

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Wage Theft during the Holidays

The holiday season can be a bit confusing for employees in terms of holiday pay, overtime, and extended hours. If the busy holiday season has your boss asking you to work late or work extra days, it is important to understand your rights as an employee to ensure you are fairly compensated for your time. …

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