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A Closer Look at Ponzi Schemes

Posted by Manfred P. MueckeJan 07, 20210 Comments

Many times, a scam can seem legitimate because it has some aspects that are quite believable. Ponzi schemes are one such scam that can easily trick people into thinking it is something real and has the potential to be lucrative.  The FBI explains that the promises of riches someone makes as part ...

Did Your Chevy Bolt Battery Catch Fire?

Posted by Manfred P. MueckeDec 07, 20200 Comments

In November, General Motors recalled nearly 70,000 Chevrolet Bolt vehicles after reports of the electric car's battery catching fire. Now a class-action lawsuit filed in the Northern District of Illinois blames GM for negligence and fraud, alleging that the manufacturer knowingly distributed cars...

Debt Collection Fraud: What Do You Need to Know?

Posted by Manfred P. MueckeNov 04, 20200 Comments

If you received a phone call or letter in the mail telling you that you owe an outstanding debt, you may hurry to resolve it so that this so-called debt does not ruin your credit. Do not be too hasty. Debt collection fraud is increasingly common. According to Investopedia, debt collection fraud e...

2 Common Types of Investment Fraud

Posted by Manfred P. MueckeNov 02, 20200 Comments

If you are like most Americans, you have invested money at some point over the years. Unfortunately, that can make you vulnerable. According to a 2016 study, 10% of U.S. investors experience investment fraud. But what is it? In short, investment fraud involves deception: someone gives false infor...

What Types of Defects Can a Product Have?

Posted by Manfred P. MueckeOct 21, 20200 Comments

California residents like you expect that when you buy items, they are safe for use. After all, consumer products go through rigorous testing before mass production and sale to the public.  Unfortunately, mistakes do happen, though. It is possible to get a defective product. These products, when ...

What Are Your Rights as an Insured in California?

Posted by Manfred P. MueckeSep 07, 20200 Comments

Driving on California roads, highways and freeways is a risky endeavor. Despite your attention and care, there is a high probability of being involved in a crash. If you do sustain injuries or property damage in a car accident, it is important that you understand your rights and responsibilities ...

What Are the Benefits of a Class Action Lawsuit?

Posted by Manfred P. MueckeSep 05, 20200 Comments

Class action lawsuits allow individuals to come together as a group to file a lawsuit against the same company they were similarly harmed by. For example, if you were the victim of defective products, employment discrimination, breach of contract, or false advertising, you can join other people s...

4 Common Warning Signs of Investor Fraud

Posted by Manfred P. MueckeSep 02, 20200 Comments

Investment fraud occurs when you participate in an investment someone else falsifies. In many cases of investment fraud, the investor targets a specific group, such as a certain ethnic or religious group, to build trust and momentum for the scheme.  Since 2014, the U.S. Sentencing Commission stat...

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