Current owners and lessees of TDI vehicles affected by the emissions issue are eligible for the TDI Goodwill Package. Click here to download a PDF copy of Volkswagen’s TDI Customer Goodwill Package, which contains FAQs on eligibility and the process.

The Problem: Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last three months, you’ve heard of the VW Emissions Scandal. On September 18, 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of violation of the U.S. Clean Air Act to German automaker Volkswagen Group, after it was found that the automaker…

The TCPA, as enforced by the Federal Communications Commission, makes it unlawful to fax an unsolicited advertisement or other communication unless the sender has an established business relationship with the recipient, the recipient consents to such communication, and the advertisement contains an opt-out notice. The TCPA applies not only to faxed advertisements, but also to…

What is arbitration? Arbitration is an alternative method of resolving disputes in which two parties present their individual sides of a complaint to an arbitrator or panel of arbitrators. The arbitrator decides the rules, weighs the facts and arguments of both parties, and then decides the dispute. Arbitration may be voluntary or mandatory. What is…

Did you make a purchase on gettington.com or a related website – Fingerhut or Paycheck Direct – only to be plagued by unwanted “payment reminders” or collection calls?  You aren’t alone.  Many consumers have been dazzled by gettington.com or Fingerhut email advertisement and the seemingly low website prices.  Yet some consumers are finding that the…

Do you ever buy products because they say they were “Made in the USA”? Many consumers prefer to support the domestic economy by buying American made products instead of imports and trust the “Made in the USA” labels to tell them which is which. However, the Federal Trade Commission wants to make sure this trust…

You may have unwittingly given up your rights to sue your credit card or bank. Stop doing business with companies that have forced arbitration in their contracts with you. It is their way of cheating you. http://time.com/money/3737274/cfpb-mandatory-arbitration-banks-credit-cards/ Many consumer contracts, including credit cards, cell telephone contracts, loan contracts, car contracts, and alike, contain mandatory binding…

At Hyde & Swigart, we work hard to defend consumers who are being abused by debt collectors, or sued for their credit card debt. Because of that, we find it annoying when credit card companies like Capital One use actors like Samuel L. Jackson to tout how they offer such great credit card offers to…

The Federal Trade Commission reports that the number of complaints about debt collectors rose from 104,766 a year in 2008 to 140,036 in 2010, says Tom Pahl, assistant director of the FTC’s division of financial practices. The agency has stepped up enforcement, taking 10 companies to court in the past three years, compared with six in the previous…