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Consumer Protection Unit

If Your School Misled or Lied to You, You Can Apply to Have Your Federal Student Loans Forgiven

You have the right to apply to have your federal student loans forgiven if your school misled you or lied to you. Learn more and ...
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Jane Greengold Stevens
Consumer Protection Unit

NYLAG’s Jane Greengold Stevens Awarded “Vern Countryman Award” by the National Consumer Law Center

NYLAG's Jane Greengold has devoted her 50-year long career to protecting thousands of consumers with low income. Read highlights of her inspiring career.
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Community Education

Eight Options to Prevent and Report Scams

Anyone can be scammed. It is important to know how to mitigate and report them. Here are eight options to consider.
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Community Education

How to Identify the Eight Most Common Financial Scams

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, scams—particularly online scams—have been on the rise. If you or your loved ones use the internet, it is important that you ...
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Eileen Connor (left) and Toby Merrill of the Harvard Law School's Project on Predatory Student Lending Photograph courtesy of the Project on Predatory Student Lending
Community Education

“Attacking the Concept of Debt”

In this Harvard Magazine article, NYLAG's Jessica Ranucci proclaims explicitly prospective litigation is needed to overcome the litigation challenges in the for-profit college industry.
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Consumer Protection Unit

New Resource Center Offering Legal and Other Services to Hard Hit TLC Drivers, Owners

NYLAG is now providing much-needed legal services to medallion owner-drivers who are facing debt and other civil legal issues stemming from ownership of these medallions. ...
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Consumer Protection Unit

Debt Collectors Freeze Funds Of New Yorkers Struggling In Pandemic

NYLAG's Shanna Tallarico explains to The City why satisfying consumer judgements during the COVID-19 crisis isn't the right time.
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Consumer Protection Unit

What You Need to Know About Paying Your Bills During COVID-19 Pandemic

Even during this uncertain time, financial obligations continue. It's of the utmost importance to prioritize your expenses. Here’s what you should know.
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Community Education

Know Your Rights: Default Judgments (Not Showing Up To A Court Case)

Going to court can be scary, but there's help and resources that can guide you through the court process. Know your rights with default judgments. ...
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Consumer Protection Unit

What Do I Do If I Can’t Pay My Credit Cards?

A change in circumstances can cause financial stress that makes it hard to make ends meet. Here’s what you should know if you can’t ...
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