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COURT DENIES WELLS FARGO’S MOTION TO DISMISS FCRA CLAIMS

COURT DENIES WELLS FARGO’S MOTION TO DISMISS FCRA CLAIMS A court in the Middle District of Florida recently denied Wells Fargo’s motion to dismiss claims made by a consumer under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Background On June 5, 2018, Plaintiff filed suit against Wells Fargo and alleged Wells Fargo violated the Fair Credit … Continue reading COURT DENIES WELLS FARGO’S MOTION TO DISMISS FCRA CLAIMS

SHOULD I HIRE A LAWYER TO HELP ME WITH CREDIT REPORT ERRORS OR BACKGROUND REPORT ERRORS?

When should you hire a lawyer to help you with credit report errors? Clients often contact The Adkins Firm because they have errors on a credit reports or background reports.  When should a consumer consider contacting a lawyer to help with credit or background errors?  Short answer - anytime. Consumers may not have the knowledge … Continue reading SHOULD I HIRE A LAWYER TO HELP ME WITH CREDIT REPORT ERRORS OR BACKGROUND REPORT ERRORS?

SHOULD I ORDER MY FREE CREDITS REPORT ONLINE?

Should consumers order their free credit reports online? Consumers are entitled to one free credit report a year.  The Fair Credit Reporting Act gives consumers the right to request their free credit reports once every 12 months online, by mail or telephone from Equifax, Experian and Trans Union.  Consumers are also entitled to free credit … Continue reading SHOULD I ORDER MY FREE CREDITS REPORT ONLINE?

What can you do to protect your email from identity thieves?

Email hacks can lead to identity theft.  Recently, Susan Antrach was charged with allegedly hacking celebrity Selena Gomez's email account.  Prosecutors also allege that Antrach hacked an email account of one of Selena Gomez's unnamed associate.  Wonder who that could be? Antrach was charged with 11 different felonies related to the 2015 and 2016 email … Continue reading What can you do to protect your email from identity thieves?

Do I have the right to order a free credit report?

Do I have the right to order a free credit report? The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act promotes the accuracy of credit reports and the privacy of personal information.  Under federal law, consumers have the right to get a free credit report once every 12 months.   This is called a free annual credit report.  Consumers are also entitled to free … Continue reading Do I have the right to order a free credit report?

Court Orders Trans Union to Produce Documents

A federal judge in the Southern District of Indiana granted plaintiff's motion to compel Trans Union's discovery responses. Background Plaintiff alleged Trans Union credit reported false information about him when Trans Union credit reported information that belonged to a different consumer. The plaintiff also alleged that Trans Union failed to correct the credit report errors … Continue reading Court Orders Trans Union to Produce Documents

NASHVILLE RESIDENTS AT RISK FOR ID THEFT

Nashville residents at risk for identity theft by international fraud ring.  On Saturday, according to WKRN.com two men, Dragos Diaconu and Gargarita, were charged with identity theft trafficking.  Both men were in Nashville on vacation visas. Nashville police received a tip from a bank that its ATM had been emptied by numerous cash withdrawals.  In … Continue reading NASHVILLE RESIDENTS AT RISK FOR ID THEFT

What should I do if I am a victim of identity theft?

What should I do if I am a victim of identity theft? If you are a victim of identity theft, then you must read these 5 steps to correct credit report errors. Identity theft is the number one crime in America. In 2017, over 146 million Americans became identity theft victims because of the Equifax … Continue reading What should I do if I am a victim of identity theft?

What is the best way to order free credit reports?

Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) consumers are entitled to one free credit report annually from Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union.  The right to a free credit report gives consumers the ability to review and make sure that the information in their credit reports is accurate and complete. Reviewing your credit reports is important to … Continue reading What is the best way to order free credit reports?

NASHVILLE ID THEFT SUSPECTS ARRESTED

The Adkins Firm represents Nashville Identity Theft Victims. Contact us for a free case review at 615.370.9659.