St. Louis Legal Issues Blog

Are you the victim of a romance scam? You’re not alone

There are a seemingly endless number of online dating sites to help people find the loves of their lives — or just someone with whom to connect. Unfortunately, however, the people you meet online aren’t always what they seem. So-called “romance scams” are more prevalent than any other kind of consumer fraud by a wide […]

Mar 29 2019      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Civil Rights And Consumer Protection

What is a phishing scam?

Consumers face a battery of different scams and unethical behaviors. Some have been around for decades or even centuries. Others have sprung up with the growth of the internet. Either way, it is important for consumers to know what these scams look like and what to watch out for. One of the most common scams, […]

Dec 11 2018      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Civil Rights And Consumer Protection

Is that ad really a bait and switch?

A bait and switch is essentially when a company advertises one product to get you into the store but then tries to sell you another product at a higher price. However, simply trying to convince you to buy something that costs more money is not a bait and switch. You must have no other choice. […]

Nov 14 2018      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Civil Rights And Consumer Protection

Consumer protection bureau urged to continue protecting military

A federal consumer protection agency has made it known that it could very well reduce its efforts to protect members of the military from lenders who operate using predatory practices. In response to this news, some 49 senators have signed a letter that requests the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continue to protect the troops that […]

Aug 22 2018      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Civil Rights And Consumer Protection

Tips for protecting yourself as a consumer

Everyone is a consumer. It’s a fact of life that cannot be avoided. Even when you put gas in your car or truck, you are considered a consumer. Anytime you buy anything, you are labeled a consumer. Consumers can also be victims. Thieves prey on consumers in stores and on the internet. Here are some […]

Jul 6 2018      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Civil Rights And Consumer Protection

Explaining the Bureau of Consumer Protection

Consumers are constantly being bombarded with scams and other poor business practices everywhere they turn. This is not how the business world should act. That’s where the Bureau of Consumer Protection comes into play. This agency operates under the realm of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to help protect consumers from poor business practices, scams, […]

May 3 2018      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Civil Rights And Consumer Protection