Category: Consumer Education

April 21, 2020

Leases During Covid-19

Early Termination of Lease Agreements 04/21/2020 University Student Legal Services continues to receive questions regarding COVID-19 and a tenant’s ability to terminate a lease as a result.  In general, a landlord cannot be held responsible

February 9, 2016

Consumer Education: Trust, love, password sharing?

A strong password is a great way to prevent hackers and identity thieves from accessing your accounts. But what if you share it with someone you know? Many teens and young adults are giving passwords

February 5, 2016

Consumer Education: Tech Company Settles FTC Charges It Unfairly Installed Apps on Android Mobile Devices Without Users’ Permission

Technology company Vulcun has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it unfairly replaced a popular web browser game with a program that installed applications on consumers’ mobile devices without their permission. https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2016/02/tech-company-settles-ftc-charges-it-unfairly-installed-apps?utm_source=govdelivery

February 4, 2016

Consumer Education: Skewed Cupid

Skewed Cupid by Carol Kando-Pineda Attorney, FTC’s Division of Consumer & Business Education Valentine’s Day conjures up images of hearts, flowers and a double-decker box of chocolate, nougat and nuts. But, metaphorically speaking, what happens

January 29, 2016

Consumer Education: Data Privacy Day

Today, Data Privacy Day, is a good day to refresh yourself about the steps you can take to protect your privacy and your personal information. Keeping your information out of the hands of scammers and

March 12, 2015

Consumer Education: Phony Email Regarding Anthem Breach

You’ve probably seen the headlines that Anthem Insurance Company has experienced a massive data breach that could affect some 80 million of its customers. In many cases a company that suffers a breach will offer its affected

January 26, 2015

Consumer Education: Thieves File Phony Tax Returns

Tax return identity theft happens when thieves use your Social Security Number to file tax returns and claim a large refund. You discover the fraud when you file your own tax return and the Internal