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Consumer Law
Worried about identity theft?  Proposed new law in Virginia may help.

Worried about identity theft? Proposed new law in Virginia may help.

     You may recall the massive Equifax data breach that compromised the personal information of 145 million Americans in … Read more

Student Loan Debt Is Also Contributing To Virginia's Teacher Shortage

Student Loan Debt Is Also Contributing To Virginia’s Teacher Shortage

Governor McAuliffe recently took emergency action because Virginia’s teacher shortage “is a growing crisis that we have to stop and … Read more

Banks need to respect their customers’ right to control their own account

Gilliam v. BB&T… Read more

We are filing this lawsuit with the law firm of Kelly and Crandall to force BB&T and
A message from Virginia to internet lenders that prey on our residents:

A message from Virginia to internet lenders that prey on our residents:

 

 

The Virginia Poverty Law Center has teamed up with the law firms of Kelly and Crandall and Consumer … Read more

Kristi Kelly and Len Bennett Donate Their Time and Fees to Support Legal Aid in Virginia

Kristi Kelly and Len Bennett Donate Their Time and Fees to Support Legal Aid in Virginia

Virginia legal aid programs are lucky to have private lawyers who donate their time, talent, and resources to help us … Read more

You're Invited!

You’re Invited!

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End the Refund and Review Freeze

End the Refund and Review Freeze

VPLC is joining with a bipartisan group of legislators asking Governor McAuliffe to overturn 2015 legislation that is harming Virginia’s … Read more

What are Car title Lenders Afraid of?

What are Car title Lenders Afraid of?

  Facts.

 

Car title lenders are deathly afraid of anyone looking closely at what they are doing.  That’s why … Read more

$15 Million Settlement in a "Tribe for Hire" Scam!

$15 Million Settlement in a “Tribe for Hire” Scam!

Virginia Poverty Law Center filed a class action lawsuit almost 3 years ago after a man called our hotline about … Read more

Line of Credit lenders are out of control and need some reasonable limits

Delegate David Yancey has tried for years to put some reasonable limits on the odious practices of former payday lenders … Read more

Virginians caught in the line of credit loan debt trap tell their story

R. Z. (DINWIDDIE, VA)

I had fallen behind on rent, and to try to catch up on my bills I … Read more

Adding Internet Lending to Virginia's Consumer Finance Act - SB 1126 & HB 1443

Adding Internet Lending to Virginia’s Consumer Finance Act – SB 1126 & HB 1443

   SB 1126 and HB 1443 simply clarify existing Consumer Finance Act applies to loans made over the Internet to Virginians… Read more

Vote Yes on SB 1038

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Vote Yes on SB 1125

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Here is what we have learned about internet loans from callers to our predatory loan hotline

Here is what we have learned about internet loans from callers to our predatory loan hotline  866-855-4501

 

The interest … Read more