• 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-ordered receiver was acquired by the ...

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  • Fraud alert, freeze or lock after Equifax?

    … After the Equifax breach, clients and friends have been coming to us with questions. Some people are considering placing a fraud alert on their credit file. Others are thinking about freezing or locking their credit files to help prevent identity thieves from opening new accounts in their name. Here are some FAQs to help you think through your…

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  • Someone Stole your Phone?

    … could mean that someone who gets your phone could get access to your accounts and personal information. So: if you lose your phone, change your email, social media, online banking, shopping, and other passwords right away. For more tips on what to do to protect yourself from identity thieves, check out Need further help? If you or your business have questions or concerns regarding fraud, computer law, privacy, or cybersecurity law matters, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices. …

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  • Identity Theft in Texas: Laws and Consequences

    … Demystifying Identity Theft in Texas Identity theft has increased rapidly because the popularity of online transactions makes it easy to steal a person’s identity. According to records from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, in 2014, 7 percent of Americans aged above 16 years were victims of identity theft. In 2009, reports by the Federal Trade…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 21 readers -
  • Five Strikes And You’re Out At The USPTO

    … The USPTO Director excluded a patent attorney on consent following a disciplinary investigation arising from numerous alleged violations of the USPTO’s ethics rules. See In the Matter of Edward Etkin, Proc. No. D2016-05 (USPTO Dir. Jan. 8, 2016). The OED conducted a disciplinary investigation into the conduct of patent attorney Edward Etkin…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 35 readers -
  • 3 Types of Fraud and How They Are Pursued in Texas

    … to: Use a credit or debit card belonging to another person to make purchases without that person’s consent Use an expired credit or debit card with the knowledge that is expired or invalid If Devon takes his mother’s debit card to the mall and purchases some clothes without getting her permission, he may be arrested and charged with debit card abuse…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 22 readers -
  • ASUS Settles FTC Charges Routers Put Consumers’ Privacy At Risk

    … of the consent agreement package in the Federal Register shortly. The agreement will be subject to public comment for 30 days, beginning today and continuing through March 24, 2016, after which the Commission will decide whether to make the proposed consent order final. Interested parties can submit comments electronically. If you or your business…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 16 readers -
  • FINRA Files Complaint Against Cantone Research Inc. for Fraudulent Promissory Notes

    … On November 20, 2015, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) filed a complaint against Cantone Research Inc. (“Cantone Research”) and its president, Anthony J. Cantone, in connection with their sale of certificates of participation in promissory notes. FINRA alleges Cantone Research and its agents violated numerous federal securities…

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