US AIRWAYS DATA BREACH – PILOTS’ PERSONAL INFO LEAKED

US Airways' pilots are at risk for identity theft after a recent data breach.  The FBI and the US Airline Pilots Association (USAPA) have been working for several months after a data breach was discovered which includes the personal identifying information (PII) of over 3,000 US Airways' pilots, according to Kelly Jackson Higgins, Dark Reading. Higgins' article quotes an US [...]

SONY PLAY STATION DATA BREACH

Sony thinks an "unauthorized person" now has access to all PlayStation Network account information and passwords, and may have obtained users. credit card numbers.  The PlayStation maker said it believes hackers now have access to customers personal identify information, including name, date of birth, address, e-mail address.  The hackers also have access to users PlayStation Network/Qriocity passwords, logins, [...]

DEBTORS’ VERIFICATION RIGHTS

Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), within 5 days after the initial communication with a consumer in connection with the collection of any debt, a debt collector must send the consumer a written notice with the following information: The amount of the debt; the name of the creditor to whom the debt is [...]

5/3 NSF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT INFORMATION

A consumer class action has been tentatively settled against 5/3 bank. A class action notification program began November 29, 2010, as ordered by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (the "Court"), to alert people who have or had a bank account with Fifth Third Bank ("Fifth Third") about a proposed [...]

TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR AVANDIA CLAIMS

Have you suffered a heart attack or other serious side effect after taking Avandia?  If you suffered have suffered a heart attack or stroke after taking Avandia and you have not made a claim against GlaxoSmithKline, then time could be running out.  While Avandia has announced settlements for consumer who have taken the durg, there is no guarantee that further [...]

POLICE LOOKING FOR BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA IDENTITY THIEF

Jefferson County (Birmingham, Alabama) police are looking for a man charged with identity theft.  Authorities say  Tedo Meyon Jackson, 41, worked for Milner Milling in Forestdale, Alabama and stole employees' personal information from the company's computer system. According to Al.com, Jackson had previous convictions for second-degree burglary and first-degree theft of property and is on [...]

COUNTRYWIDE ID THEFT CLASS ACTION SETTLED

A settlement has been approved for a nationwide class action against Countrywide Financial Corporation and 17 million consumers.  The consumers' claimed their private information, including Social Security numbers and bank information, was downloaded and sold by a Countrywide employee.  The nationwide class includes Countrywide's customers who purchased a mortgage or had Countrywide service the mortgage before July 1, [...]

WELLS FARGO ORDERED TO PAY $203 MILLION FOR OVERDRAFT FEES

A California federal judge has ordered Wells Fargo to pay over $200 million in damages for a consumer class action filed over overdraft (NSF) fees.  District Judge William Alsup agreed the class representative that Wells Fargo's practice of re-ordering transactions from largest to smallest was unfair and deceptive.  READ THE OPINION HERE Overdraft fees have become a major source of [...]