by Structured Settlement Watchdog
California law requires a data broker, as that term is defined in California Civil Code § 1798.99.80, to register with the Attorney General on its internet website that is accessible to the public, on or before January 31 following each year in which a business meets the definition of a data broker.
What is Court Scraper? What is Court Scraping? How Does Court Scraping Impact Structured Settlement Annuitants?
Court scraping is the process of searching court records for personal identifiable information about individuals, with whom the scraper has no direct relationship, whose settlements involve structured settlements. The scrapers peddle the information to mostly unlicensed/unregistered individuals and or entities, whose unlicensed or uncredentialled representatives harass structured settlement annuitants and may provide unlicensed financial advice to sell their payment rights. The court scraped victims are first subjected to a carpet bombing of email solicitations as the predators set their hooks. This in turn is followed by a shower of unwanted phone calls, followed by unlicensed financial advice and a pennies on the dollar financial solution that is a money loser 100% of the time.
I've reported about some of these cadgers in prior blog posts. Here is a sample:
- Structured Settlement Leads "Ready for Your Sales Team To Pounce On the These People" January 24, 2016
- Definition of Delusion | Court Scraper Considers Scraped Structured Settlement Payees His Clients January 7, 2016
- Court Scraping was Key to JRR Funding/Fairfield Funding Strategy January 31, 2015
- Court Scrapers of Structured Settlement Annuitants for Cash Now Pushers September 5, 2014
What is a Data Broker Under California Civil Code § 1798.99.80 ?
"Data broker" means a business that knowingly collects and sells to third parties the personal information of a consumer with whom the business does not have a direct relationship. "Data broker" does not include any of the following: