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Category Archives: Business Consumer Fraud

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Security Concerns with Remote Working for Businesses: Tips to Mitigate Online Threats

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

With over 800,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) globally, including nearly 200,000 in the U.S., many businesses have switched to remote working in order to survive during this unanticipated period of economic decline. As the coronavirus pandemic has pushed many American companies to mandate remote work, there are security concerns to consider. While switching… Read More »

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How Your Business Can Prevent Online Payment Fraud During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, when most companies in the U.S. have to rely on digital tools and online payments, it is easy to become a victim of payment fraud. As the coronavirus pandemic disrupted our daily lives and business operations, credit card hackers and fraudsters take advantage of the panic and vulnerable businesses… Read More »

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Identity

4 Legal Remedies for Identity Theft and Fraud in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The law calls it “identity theft” when thieves steal your personal information for the purpose of opening new accounts or using existing ones, renting or buying properties, making purchases in your name, or for other sorts of criminal activity. If someone is deliberately using your identity in order to gain a financial advantage, you… Read More »

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Proposed Law: The Florida Consumer Data Privacy Act

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On January 14th, 2020, the Consumer Data Privacy Act (House Bill 963) was officially introduced in the Florida State House of Representatives. There is also a corresponding bill in the Florida State Senate (SB 1670). If passed and signed into law, these laws, referred to as the Florida Consumer Data Privacy Act, would put… Read More »

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NHL’s Florida Panthers Sued for Alleged “Spam Text Message” Marketing

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from Bloomberg Law, the National Hockey League’s Florida Panthers are being sued over alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA). In bringing a class action lawsuit, two plaintiffs contend that they have received unsolicited, illegal spam text messages from the team after providing their phone numbers for… Read More »

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Money

Florida Appeals Court Reverses Mortgage Foreclosure—the Lender Lacked ‘Standing’ to Bring the Claim

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On December 4th, 2019, Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal overturned a lower court’s decision in a long-running mortgage foreclosure dispute. In the case of Tony Robinson and Debra Robinson vs Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, the appeals court ruled that the lender did not actually have the right to foreclose on the property. The ruling… Read More »

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Mortgage Fraud is Down Nationwide—But Still Highest in South Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Miami Herald, new mortgage fraud cases were down in the third quarter of 2019—both nationwide and in South Florida. However, once again, South Florida leads the nation in mortgage fraud. In fact, the Miami metro area has the most mortgage fraud reports in the country in the first half… Read More »

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AutoNation Accused of Selling Unsafe, Unrepaired Vehicles to Consumers

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the South Florida Sun Sentinel, consumer advocacy groups are accusing AutoNation—one of the largest sellers of pre-owned vehicles in Florida—of violating certain consumer safety laws. A report released by United States PIRG Education Fund and other pro-consumer organizations contends that AutoNation is selling unrepaired vehicles that have been subject to… Read More »

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Florida Air Conditioning Repair Company Charged With Consumer Fraud, Allegedly Targeted Senior Citizens

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Sadly, consumer fraud remains a serious problem in Florida. Our state consistently has more consumer fraud complaints per capita than the national average. In the latest in a long line of fraud claims filed in Florida, a company from Valrico was sued by state officials for allegedly defrauding its customers. According to reporting from… Read More »

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What to Do If You Think an Employee is Stealing from Your Business

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

By the very nature of the relationship, employers must put a considerable amount of trust in the hands of their employees. Unfortunately, in far too many cases, this trust is abused. According to reporting from CNBC, employee theft causes American businesses to lose nearly $50 billion each year. For small business owners, employee theft… Read More »

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