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Articles written by Jim Haigh

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  • Consumer Alert: New Debt Collection Rules Allow Unsolicited Emails, Texts and Social Media Messaging

    Jim Haigh, Keep Me Posted|Nov 10, 2021

    Sweeping new rules governing debt collection practices in the U.S. will go into effect on November 30. Unfortunately, many of the very serious concerns about the use of electronic communications for debt collection raised by citizens, cybersecurity experts and consumer advocacy groups including Keep Me Posted (KMP) were effectively ignored by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the federal agency charged with making sure banks, lenders and other financial companies treat consumers f...

  • Ransomware Attacks Target Companies and Consumers Alike

    Jim Haigh, Keep Me Posted North America|Jun 7, 2021

    Ransomware attacks are making headlines with worrisome frequency. In May, 45% of the fuel supply for the east coast of the United States was disrupted when cybercriminals took Colonial Pipeline's computer network hostage. This latest digital exploit, which created massive commercial and consumer havoc, was international news. Missing from most reporting, however, were the facts that consumers are increasingly targeted as well – and simple steps like maintaining paper and offline backups of impor...