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August 2018 Archives

Those random, persistent telemarketers often break the law

Digital technology and the internet have revolutionized how people communicate and how companies do business. In many ways, modern technology benefits consumers. It is easier than ever to verify a company's claims, make purchases at your own convenience and even avoid obnoxious marketing efforts. Unfortunately, as consumer technology improves, so do the forms of technology used by scammers and telemarketers.

Does my future employer have a right to my information?

When you are applying for a new job, it is quite possible that your potential employer will want to know a lot about you as a person. They will want to know your previous working experience and they may also be interested in what your interests are outside of work in order to get a picture of who you are.

State prosecutors take aim at opioid makers for consumer fraud

Many people throughout Minnesota and the rest of the country who get caught up in the deadly grip of opioid addiction first started taking the drugs because a doctor prescribed them as pain relievers. Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin are among the opioids most commonly prescribed. Too often, when people can no longer get their prescription drugs, they move to powerful illegal drugs like heroin to feed their addiction.

How to prevent identity theft

As more of life becomes digitalized, consumers tend to store more information online. If personal information is not adequately protected, consumers can unfortunately become victim to identity theft. This can lead to very serious consequences, since fraudsters are able to cause a lot of damage, both financial and logistical, in a very short amount of time.

What rights do companies have to repossess in Minnesota?

When you are under threat of having a possession repossessed, it is likely that you feel stressed and somewhat powerless to do anything about it. If you are in a situation such as this, it is very important that you take the time to understand how the law works in the state of Minnesota and what rights you have.

What if your background check contains errors?

In the modern world, it's nearly impossible to get work in most fields or even rent an apartment without submitting to a background check. This requirement keeps employers and property owners free from certain kinds of legal liability, but it also excludes huge portions of the population that have marks on their record.

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