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The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act – Three Essential Questions

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What is consumer fraud?  The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act defines consumer fraud as “any unconscionable commercial practice, deception, fraud, false pretense, false promise or misrepresentation” in connection with the sale of goods, services or real estate. In this context, the word “sale” includes rentals in addition to the traditional sale of goods and services.What […]

The Most Common Types of Consumer Fraud

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Those who commit consumer fraud are fraudsters who prey on ignorance. Therefore, the best defense against consumer fraud is education. Do not allow yourself to be victimized. Read the following and learn about the most common forms of consumer fraud.Mortgage Fraud According to the FBI, the victims of most modern mortgage scams are distressed homeowners. […]

An Identity Theft Follow-Up

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Last month, we posted an update on identity theft. It marked the anniversary of the passing of the Identity Theft Prevention Act. Victim statistics were shared, followed by tips on protecting oneself from thieves. We even learned what cryptographic algorithms were. By coding and decoding your private data, they block third parties from illegally accessing it. […]

An Identity Theft Update

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This year marked the tenth anniversary of the passing of New Jersey’s Identity Theft Prevention Act.  At the time, the federal government considered identity theft to be the fastest growing financial crime.  According to Identity Theft and Phishing, a 2009 report from the NJ Department of Consumer Affairs, a thief steals someone’s identity and open accounts […]