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Before donating to a charity or nonprofit, do your homework. By Sarah Motter WIBW Published: Sep. 4, 2021 at 1:33 PM CDT TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Attorney General Derek Schmidt is warning Kansans to be careful with their charitable giving as scams tend to arise in times of crisis. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says everyone has been touched in some way by the events that have unfolded in recent weeks and the level of human suffering.
Surviving Debt is from the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)  https://library.nclc.org/sd/0102     Here is an excerpt from Chapter 1. Go to https://library.nclc.org/sd/0101 to read all 25 chapters for free.
Seven years ago, the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) issued Broken Records: How Errors by Criminal Background Checking Companies Harm Workers and Businesses, a report detailing the harmful mistakes that criminal background screening companies routinely make. Since then, advocates have litigated many class action and individual lawsuits against these companies for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
Did someone misuse your Social Security number to file for a tax refund or get a job? Did a stranger claim your child as a dependent? Has a caller claiming to be from the IRS demanded you wire money right away? Learn about tax-related identity theft and IRS imposter scams -- and what you can do about them. What is tax-related identity theft?
             Read about Kansas expungement laws and how to expunge your record.
Article by Paul Shipp of Kansas Legal Services, May 2016. The number of Payday lenders has grown at an oddly rapid rate over the past few decades, mainly in low income areas. Typically these lenders market directly to low income borrowers, notably those on a steady, fixed, and certain income. Borrowers are often at or below the poverty level; many live off only fixed incomes and are elderly or disabled.
This policy describes the steps for clients to use when they have a complaint with or about Kansas Legal Services.   Posted 01/22/2020.
Some employers and landlords check into your background before deciding whether to hire you or keep you on the job, or rent to you. When they do a background check, you have legal rights under federal law. This page talks mostly about legal rights when applying for jobs. It’s important to know whom to contact if you think someone has broken the law related to background checks. Learn about your housing rights under the Fair Housing Act.
The instructions for filing an answer in a Chapter 61 Limited Action case are listed below.  There is a link to an interactive form at the bottom of this page that will create your Chapter 61 answer. Please read the instructions carefully before filing your answer with the court.   Instructions for Filing an Answer in a Limited Action case 1. Do NOT file the first 3 instruction pages with the Court.
If you get a summons saying that you have been sued for a debt or another reason, you should do the following: Learn what type of case you are involved in.   The simplest way is to look at whether the summons gives you a specific date to appear in Court. 

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