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Where Consumer Fraud, Protection, & Estate Planning Meet: Protecting Florida’s Elderly Population

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Consumer fraud committed against the elderly is the “crime of the 21st-century,” especially here in Florida. A number of elderly individuals are taken advantage of every year; completely unbeknownst to their families. According to researchers, one of the biggest challenges in preventing financial exploitation of the elderly has to do with being able to… Read More »

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Rampant Consumer Fraud With Seafood Products Found

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

CBS News recently covered a shocking new consumer fraud investigation involving businesses selling mislabeled seafood. According to the expose, one in five fish samples tested at grocery stores, small markets and restaurants turned out to be mislabeled, possibly due to the U.S. importing (and failing to vigorously track) 90 percent of its seafood from… Read More »

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Wells Fargo Consumer Fraud & Unfair Deceptive Trade Practices Payments to Floridians

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

In what might be one of the biggest consumer fraud/business litigation cases to date, in late December, Wells Fargo agreed to pay $575 million to resolve unfair/deceptive trade practices and state consumer protection claims, which includes a payment of approximately $28.3 million to Florida. The settlement is linked to Wells Fargo activities involving opening… Read More »

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Data Privacy Abuses Scream Consumer Fraud Abuses as FTC Stands By

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

While evidence of consumer fraud abuse piles up against tech companies, many experts strongly feel that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been too complicit in the process. In particular, while a number of consumer advocates and lawmakers have called for the agency to take action against Facebook, specifically–arguing that it has blatantly violated… Read More »