PROTECTING SENIORS FROM FRAUD

The Law Office of Robert W. Murphy has represented seniors to recover money lost in a wide variety of scams and cons, many of which were set-up to purposeful target elderly persons. The law-breaking businesses included car dealers who tricked veterans and widows into buying  expensive and unnecessary life and disability  insurance which would never provide any benefit to the retired seniors when… Read More »

CAR BUYERS RECEIVE HELP FROM FTC

During the last two decades, Attorney Murphy has been litigating against unscrupulous car Florida dealers from the Panhandle to the Keys. The variety of fraudulent conduct has ranged from the commonplace “five-finger fan” practice of hiding the terms of a contract with the spread of a palm to the less common but more extreme misconduct of selling cars hashed… Read More »

Federal Action Against Student Loan Servicing Abuse

In recent months, the public has becoming increasing  aware that student loan collectors and servicers have been engaging in unfair practices with the respect to the collection of defaulted student loans.   Under the United States Department of Education contracts with third-party debt collectors,  the collectors are given the responsibility for both collecting defaulted student loans… Read More »

Protecting Central Florida Consumers Rights Lawyer Bob Murphy

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  CLSMF: Protecting Central Florida Consumers’ Rights   2015 First Quarter E-Newsletter   A Message From CLSMF Advocacy Director and Deputy Director, Kimberly Sanchez Consumer protection laws provide individuals with a way to fight back against abusive business practices. Most of these abusive business practices target the elderly, disabled and very poor. However, as the justice gap… Read More »

Government Enforcement Proceeding Against Fake Consumer Advocates

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November 19, 2014 The Florida Attorney General together with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) filed enforcement actions against Consumer Collection Advocates, Corp., and Michael Robert Ettus, CCA Principal, for allegedly targeting consumers who were victims of previous consumer frauds or scams. In return for upfront payments and a percentage of any recovery, the company contracted… Read More »

Class Action Lawsuit Against Mitsubishi For Defective Commercial trucks

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The Law Office of Robert W. Murphy together with co-counsel recently filed a class action in New Jersey federal court alleging that Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks of America, Inc. (“Mitsubishi”) installed defective emissions control systems in diesel trucks. The lawsuit filed on behalf of a Florida seafood supplier alleges that the so-called “Blue-Tech”® engines installed in commercial… Read More »

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU DEBUTS SPANISH LANGUAGE WEBSITE

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CFPB en Español Features Mobile Capability and Answers to Consumers’ Common Financial Questions WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) launched its Spanish language website. The website, which is optimized for mobile use, provides access to essential consumer resources such as how to submit a consumer complaint and answers to consumers’ frequently… Read More »

Consumer Financial Protection Attorney Fort Lauderdale

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CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU TAKES ACTION AGAINST TWO COMPANIES FOR CHARGING ILLEGAL DEBT-RELIEF FEES WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today filed a complaint in a federal district court in New York against two debt-relief service providers that allegedly charged consumers illegal advance fees for debt-settlement services. The Bureau is seeking to… Read More »