Consumers Lose With A Weak Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

By Jessica Scholes and Sarah Rosenthal, Staff Attorneys, New York Legal Assistance Group John remembers all too clearly the day the pre-paid deb...

Written by New York Legal Assistance Group, ContributorBy Jessica Scholes and Sarah Rosenthal, Staff Attorneys, New York Legal Assistance GroupJohn remembers all too clearly the day the pre-paid debit card he used to pay his monthly bills, including his rent, stopped working. John could not access a balance of nearly $2000, including his paychecks, which he regularly deposited to the card. John called the pre-paid card company many times; on the rare occasions when he reached the company, he ...