6 pages have the tag Consumer Protection

  • /news/columns/2017/card-skimmer-bill-aimed-at-stopping-gas-pump-scam/
    Summary “Be careful when you fill up,” Linda warned me a few months ago. “There’s a new scam that captures your credit card information when you pay for your gas at the pump.”
    Body Card Skimmer Bill Aimed at Stopping Gas Pump Scam “Be careful when you fill up,” Linda warned me a few months ago. “There’s a new scam that captures your credit card information when you pay for your gas at the pump.” One more thing to worry about,...
  • /news/columns/2015/strong-consumer-protections-rely-on-you-and-your-neighbors/
    Summary “I got a call saying the IRS was taking me to court, but I filed everything on time. What do I do?”
    Body Strong Consumer Protections Rely on You and Your Neighbors “I got a call saying the IRS was taking me to court, but I filed everything on time. What do I do?” Linda asked.  We both agreed the phone call sounded fishy, so I reached out to the Wisco...
  • /news/columns/2015/what-to-do-about-those-pesky-unwanted-calls/
    Summary The No Call List protects people from unwanted calls and texts. Frequently these calls come from telemarketing companies. Sometimes the calls are scammers trying to collect personal information to take advantage of the unwary.
    Body What to Do About Those Pesky Unwanted Calls “I’ve been getting a lot of calls from blocked and private numbers,” Pat from rural Hixton told me. “We called the phone company and asked them to stop those calls, but I’m not sure what else we can do”....
  • /news/columns/2014/identity-theft-new-scam-targets-unemployment-insurance/
    Summary A woman was the victim of an unemployment insurance scam. “What are you going to do to help me?” she challenged legislators and candidates at a recent forum in Eau Claire. “What are you going to do to prevent this from happening again?”
    Body Identity Theft: New Scam Targets Unemployment Insurance A woman was the victim of an unemployment insurance scam. “What are you going to do to help me?” she challenged legislators and candidates at a recent forum in Eau Claire. “What are you going...
  • Do Not Call!

    Last edited: 03/21/2018

    /news/columns/2014/do-not-call/
    Summary Beginning this month, the state Do Not Call list was consolidated with the Federal Do Not Call List maintained by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The list also became permanent.
    Body Do Not Call! Stopping those Pesky Direct Marketing Calls A gentleman called my office on behalf of his sister.  She was receiving calls from salespeople even though she registered her phone with the Do Not Call List.  His sister was feeling haras...
  • /news/columns/2016/do-not-click-on-that-email-from-the-irs/
    Summary Even though tax season is over, scammers are still using official looking emails to lure unsuspecting, honest taxpayers into their evil web.
    Body Don’t Click on that Email from the IRS! In my inbox was an official looking email from the “Internal Revenue Service”. The subject line was: “Tax return request submitted”. Without thinking, I clicked on the attachment to the email. “Did you fil...