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Another Wells Fargo Settlement

October 9th, 2017

Wells Fargo will be paying customers that were charged “rate-lock extension” fees when attempting to obtain a mortgage.  The total settlement payout is around $98,000,000 and will be paid to approximately 110,000 borrowers.

If you believe you have been scammed and need assistance, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.

Scam Artists Posing as Our Law Office

August 10th, 2017

Our office received a complaint today alleging that we sent out a letter claiming that we would sue that person if they did not pay a debt. Our office does not sue anyone for not paying their credit card debt and we would never call people and threaten to sue them if they did not pay their creditors. If you happen to receive a letter from First Debt Resolution or Great Western Debt Relief stating that we work with them and that our office will sue you if you do not pay, please call or email our office immediately. These two companies do not have any affiliation with our law office.

Statute of Limitations for Fraud

December 30th, 2015

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The legal phrase “statute of limitations” simply means the deadline for some event.  The statute of limitations, or deadline, to discover a fraud that has occurred against you in Missouri is ten (10) years.  Once you discover the fraud, which can happen at any time during the ten (10) years, you have five (5) years to sue the person who committed the fraud against you.

If you believe you have been a victim of fraud and would like to discuss your legal options, feel free to contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

Beware of New IRS Scams

August 20th, 2015

These days, scam artists are posing as IRS agents trying to scare people into paying the scam artists money. In order to stop this scam from happening to you, check out a few of these tips:

  1. Scam artists use scare tactics and aggressive language to get you to pay them.
  2. The IRS never calls you about a tax debt. If the IRS believes that you owe them money, they will send you many, many letters regarding the amount they want you to pay.
  3. Hang up and call the IRS directly. If someone calls you and says that you owe the IRS money, simply hang up the phone, go to the IRS website at ww.irs.gov, and call the IRS directly.
  4. The IRS will not email you. Similar to phone calls, if the IRS believes that you owe them money, they will send you notice through the mail. The IRS will not email you.

If you believe you have tax issues and would like some assistance, feel free to contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or www.hoorfarlaw.com.

Tips for Avoiding Scams when Doing Home Repair

December 5th, 2014

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1. Hire companies that are known or recommended.
2. Check the credentials of the company through the Attorney General or Better Business Bureau.
3. Get at least two estimates for any work.
4. Get all agreements in writing.
5. Pay in full only when all the work is done.
If you need legal assistance, contact us at 816-524-4949.

Phishing

April 18th, 2014

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Phishing is a scam typically carried out with the help of unsolicited email or a fake website that poses as a legitimate site to lure in potential victims and prompt them to provide valuable personal and financial information. Armed with this information, a criminal can commit identity theft or financial theft.

For more information check out the Internal Revenue Service Issue 2014-16.
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