BREAKING ID THEFT NEWS – JASON’S DELI ANNOUNCES DATA BREACH

JASON'S DELI ANNOUNCES DATA BREACH According to Patch.com, the restaurant chain announced today that it received notice from payment processors that Jason's Deli customers had "a large quantity of payment card information for sale on the "dark web'". At this time, it is unknown how many stores or customers are included or affected by the … Continue reading BREAKING ID THEFT NEWS – JASON’S DELI ANNOUNCES DATA BREACH

NEW LENDING GUIDELINES FOR CONSUMERS WHO HAVE A CREDIT FREEZE

Nashville ID Theft Attorney helps identity theft victims. Consumers may get approved for mortgage even with credit freeze.

FCRA WILLFULNESS STANDARD FAVORS CONSUMERS

The FCRA's willfulness standard favors consumers, especially when defendants have information that corroborates the consumer's dispute.

STORE MANAGER CHARGED WITH ID THEFT FOR USING CUSTOMERS’ SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS TO OPEN ACCOUNTS

According to The Columbus Telegram,  43-year-old Michael Schnelle has been charged with identity theft and related theft crimes. Schnelle, a manager of a rent to own store in Columbus, Nebraska, allegedly opened fraudulent accounts using customers' social security numbers and fake names. According to law enforcement, over $250,000 was charged on fraudulent accounts. Identity theft is … Continue reading STORE MANAGER CHARGED WITH ID THEFT FOR USING CUSTOMERS’ SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS TO OPEN ACCOUNTS

Attorney Micah Adkins Rated by Super Lawyers as a 2017 Mid South Rising Star

Every year Super Lawyers selects attorneys from all firm sizes and over 70 practice areas throughout the United States.  Super Lawyers recognizes lawyers for performance based on peer recognition. Through the selection process, while no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, only 2.5 percent of the … Continue reading Attorney Micah Adkins Rated by Super Lawyers as a 2017 Mid South Rising Star

HOW TO ORDER YOUR CREDIT REPORTS FOR FREE

Consumers often contact the Adkins Firm and ask how to get their free credit reports.  The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federal law that gives consumers the right to a free credit report under several circumstances.  One of the most important and basic rights for consumers under the FCRA is the right to … Continue reading HOW TO ORDER YOUR CREDIT REPORTS FOR FREE

PUBLIC RECORD ERRORS AND CREDIT REPORTS

PUBLIC RECORD ERRORS AND CREDIT REPORTS Consumers often contact The Adkins Firm because they have public record errors on their credit reports.  Public records may include judgments and liens, such as tax liens.  After a judgment or a lien is filed with the court, consumer reporting agencies include the public record information on the consumer’s credit … Continue reading PUBLIC RECORD ERRORS AND CREDIT REPORTS

CREDIT REPORT ERRORS CAN CAUSE CREDIT DENIALS

Credit report errors can cause credit denials.  According to the Federal Trade Commission, one out of five consumers have credit report errors.   Credit report errors are often the result of mixed credit files.  A mixed credit report is a credit report that contains information about more than one consumer.  Mixed files are common amongst … Continue reading CREDIT REPORT ERRORS CAN CAUSE CREDIT DENIALS

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PREVENT IDENTITY THEFT TIP: DON’T STORE PERSONAL INFO IN YOUR CAR

Did you know that car breaks in may lead to identity theft?  You can prevent identity theft by not storing personal identifying information in your car.  Texas car burglaries are a big problem for consumers and may lead to identity theft.  In 2015, over 67,000 cars were broken into or stolen.  Dallas averaged almost 12,000 incidents … Continue reading PREVENT IDENTITY THEFT TIP: DON’T STORE PERSONAL INFO IN YOUR CAR

FCRA UPDATE: NO RIGHT TO OFFSET UNDER FCRA

The trial court acknowledged Synchrony’s claims shared facts in common; however, because the plaintiff’s claims were made under federal law, the FCRA, and the FCRA does not “expressly or impliedly provide[] a right to indemnity,” the court denied Synchrony’s motion for leave to file the third party complaint. Accordingly, “[f]rom a policy standpoint, therefore, it is difficult to conjure up support for a rule which would allow a furnisher to bring an indemnification action.”