Court Shuts Down Credit Repair “Scam” that Targeted Latinos

Court Shuts Down Credit Repair “Scam” that Targeted Latinos

New America Media, News Report, George White, Posted: Apr 14, 2015

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a court has halted the operations of a company that allegedly posed as an affiliate of the FTC to market bogus credit repair services to Spanish-speaking consumers, legal action that is prompting new discussions about fraud in the credit counseling industry.

New Computer Scam Claims to Protect Against Malware


Korea Times, News Report, Revised and Translated by Nayoon Jin, Posted: Apr 09, 2015

The Korea Times is warning its readers to beware of a new phone scam in which the caller offers to protect the resident's computer from malware and viruses.


Parents Believe Their Children Will Have it Harder Than They Did


NNAP, News Feature, Jazelle Hunt, Posted: Apr 02, 2015

A majority of American parents believe their children will face a harsher coming-of-age than they did, according to a new survey — and no one feels this more acutely than Black parents.

South Korea to Inject $90 Million to Nurture Gaming and Tech Startups


Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Apr 01, 2015

South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s office announced Monday that more than 100 billion won (US $90 million) will be injected to nurture startups in gaming and other tech industries.

$50 Portable Media Player Helps North Koreans Bypass Censorship


Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Mar 31, 2015

A $50 Chinese-made portable media player is allowing many North Koreans to access and view foreign media despite the government’s tight censorship, signaling a shift in one of the world’s most isolated countries, reports Reuters.


Nearly a Decade After Katrina, 81% of Homes are Rebuilt


Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Staff, Posted: Mar 26, 2015

It has become painfully evident that much more time will be needed for the entire city of New Orleans to recover from the 2005 storm.


Experts, Seniors Tell CA Lawmakers 'Hear Us' on Rising Elder Poverty


New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Mar 24, 2015

Seniors told California lawmakers, “Listen to us” at a hearing on rising poverty among elders, straining their food, income, health and housing.


Uncle Sam Wants DACA Recipients to Avoid Tax Scams


New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 12, 2015

The IRS said Wednesday that DACA recipients are not required to have health insurance -- and won't face related tax penalties.


Study: Gentrification a 'Real Threat' in Richmond


Richmond Pulse, News Report, RP Editors, Posted: Mar 10, 2015

As concerns about affordable housing and gentrification grow in Richmond, a new study finds that it may not be too late to prevent residents from being displaced.

DHS Funding Feud Ends: How It Hurt GOP’s Image with Latinos


VOXXI, News Report, Posted: Mar 05, 2015

Republicans in Congress dodged a partial shutdown of DHS when they passed a clean funding bill.

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