Consumer Advocacy

    • Blockchain Technology Overview

      When and if to use blockchain Aiming to clarify blockchain, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently released an introduction to blockchain, which underpins Bitcoin and other digital currencies. Credit: K. Irvine/NIST/Shutterstock Cryptocurrencies and the underlying blockchain technology that enables them are now a common topic of conversation.

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    • Investing in Bitcoin – Cryptocurrencies

      Clients have been asking me about investing in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently provided some helpful advice. You do your best to keep up with the latest financial news. You’ve been hearing more about cryptocurrencies and asking yourself “Hmmm.” Of course, it’s not just Bitcoin.

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  • Online Dating and Relationship Scams

    … Valentine’s Day is around the corner, but if an online love interest asks you for money, it’s probably a scam. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) receives thousands of reports each year about romance scammers who create fake online relationships only to rob their victims. Millions of Americans use dating sites, social networking sites and chat…

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  • Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week January 29-February 2

    …, cybersecurity practices to reduce your risk, and data breach response. February 1 at 3 p.m. ET: A Twitter chat for consumers on protecting yourself from tax identity theft, co-hosted by the FTC and the Identity Theft Resource Center. Join the conversation at #IDTheftChat. If you or your business have legal questions or concerns regarding computer law, privacy, or cybersecurity law matters, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices. …

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  • Answers to Frequent Questions about CHP

    …Considering Combined Heat and Power (CHP) to save money, enhance reliability, and benefit the environment? The EPA CHP Partnership and Prince Law Offices can help. What is CHP? Typically, nearly two-thirds of the energy used to generate electricity is wasted in the form of heat discharged to the atmosphere. Additional energy is wasted during…

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  • BEC Attacks to Exceed $9B in 2018

    … Business email compromise is projected to skyrocket as attackers adopt sophisticated techniques to dupe their victims. Business email compromise (BEC) attacks are projected to exceed $9 billion in 2018. The attacks continue to become more sophisticated and fleece more money from U.S. businesses. How it works There has been an increase…

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  • Tech Support Fraudsters to Pay

    … A federal court ordered that the assets of the operators of an alleged tech support scam be used to reimburse consumers who lost money to the defendants’ scheme. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania agreed with the FTC, the State of Connecticut, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that the money held by a court…

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  • Did the FCC Just Kill the Internet?

    … Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen issued the following statement in response to today’s vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the Restoring Internet Freedom Order regarding net neutrality: “The FCC’s action today (December 14, 2017) restored the FTC’s ability to protect consumers and competition…

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  • Fraud alert, freeze or lock after Equifax?

    … can quickly exceed the cost of freezes, especially if the lock fees increase over time. The FTC has more information for consumers about protecting their identity, including Credit freeze FAQs, Fraud alert or credit freeze – which is right for you, and Free freezes from Equifax. Also, check out the FTC’s resource page about the Equifax data breach…

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  • The Dark Web: What you and your business need to know

    … makes after it’s been stolen. What is the dark web? It’s a term that describes places on the internet not indexed by traditional search engines. While not every site on the dark web engages in criminal activity, the dark web is where sites that illegally sell consumer data and other black market goods tend to congregate. For identity thieves…

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  • National Cyber Security Awareness Month

    … October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life. National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is designed to engage and educate partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness…

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  • A Pennsylvania tenant’s right to recover a security deposit.

    … Under Pennsylvania’s Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951, 68 P.S. ‘250.101, et. Seq., a landlord may require a security deposit to be held for tenant caused damages and possible past due rent. See 68 P.S. §250.511 and §250.512. A security deposit is not the same as rent. It is money that actually belongs to the tenant, but is held by the landlord…

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