Did you receive notice that your private personal information may have been taken by hackers in a data breach? You may be asking yourself, what on earth do I need to do to protect myself from my identity being stolen, my debit card being used, and/or my bank account being drained now that a hacker has had access to your information? The attorneys at Consumer Protection Legal, LLC have represented several consumers whose private information was accessed or stolen as a result of data breaches involving retailers, hospitals, Pandemic Unemployment Benefit websites, fast food chains, home improvement stores, and other companies with access to the consumer's private health information, private financial information, and/or other private personal information. Some of our...Read More
Allegiant Airlines Unfair Electronic Carrier Usage Fee
Attention: Consumers Who Bought Allegiant Airline Tickets Online or Over the Phone The attorneys at Consumer Protection Legal, LLC are currently investigating claims that Allegiant’s advertised low price for plane tickets does not reflect the actual price that the customer is later charged and is in violation of the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations, which Allegiant has promised to comply with in § 125 of its Contract of Carriage (“All transportation is sold and all carriage is performed subject to compliance with all applicable laws and governmental regulations, including those of the U.S. Department of Transportation […].”) The U.S. Department of Transportation, in its February 21, 2012 Notice, states with respect to “Separate Listing of Taxes and Carrier Fees”: “If...Read More
First Data POS Lease Scam
Attention: Business Owners Who Are Being Sued by First Data or Business Owners that Lease Point of Sale Equipment from First Data The attorneys at Consumer Protection Legal, LLC are investigating claims that First Data uses omissions and misrepresentations to lock business owners into a $7,000 lease for point-of-sale equipment worth $150 and when you want to cancel the lease because you realize you have been taken advantage of, they have a default judgment entered against you for up to $7000.00 in various jurisdictions, including in the state of New York. Specifically, First Data Merchant Services LLC, and its department First Data Global Leasing runs a racket where they promise individuals savings for the processing credit and debit card transactions....Read More
Will Congress Actually Help Consumers?
Recently, there has been a push to ban arbitration agreements between certain companies and consumers. This push is being made by the government's consumer watchdog group. Presumably, they have realized the important role class action lawsuits play in cleaning up bad corporate behavior. The target is the arbitration clause many companies stick into the boilerplate customer agreements that are unilaterally negotiated to the detriment of all the customers of these corporations. Banning these arbitration clauses would have the effect of re-opening the courtroom doors to people who have been ripped off by these companies. The lawyers at Consumer Protection Legal, LLC could not be happier that Congress is contemplating passing a law that would actually benefit the citizens of the...Read More
What is an Autorenewal Program?
Companies today are focused on getting subscription revenue from their customers. In an increasingly online retail world, companies think they are revolutionary by shipping you the same stuff you bought in brick and mortar stores but in a nicer box. There are shaving clubs that market themselves as having done something absolutely revolutionary by creating a website and selling razor blades manufactured by foreign companies. The founders of these companies are becoming caricatures of what is perceived to be actual American innovators, people like Steve Jobs. Its all just marketing and its all done simply to gain access to your checking account on a monthly basis. They are taking advantage of the fact that Americans shop for most items based...Read More