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Fair Credit Reporting Act Lawyers Help Identity Theft Victims

Over 12 million people an identity theft victim every year.  Our firm represents victims of identity theft.  With offices in Atlanta, Birmingham, and Dallas, we help consumers across the South.  Credit report errors can keep you from getting credit, housing or a job. 

What can you do to protect your identity and credit report? The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) provides identity theft victims with rights under federal law. Identity theft victims have the right to request two (2) free credit reports every 12 months.  This is in addition to your right to a Free Annual Disclosure.  Also, fraud victims can add a fraud alert (90 day and extended 7 year) to their credit files with Equifax, Experian and Trans Union.  

You also have the right to dispute credit report errors to the nationwide consumer reporting agencies, Equifax, Experian and Trans Union.  Once the credit reporting agencies receive your dispute, they must conduct a reasonable “re-investigation.”  The credit reporting agencies must block fraudulent information from appearing on your report in 4 business days when you send them an identity theft report. Download your identity theft report HERE. 

If the credit reporting agencies break the law, then consumers have the right to sue them in federal court. You may be entitled to actual and statutory damages, plus attorney’s fees.  Micah Adkins represents victims of identity theft in federal court all over the country.  Our firm includes lawyers licensed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, New York, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.  We maintain offices in Alabama, Georgia and Texas.  We can meet with you in person or by phone for a free case review.

Here are some of the identity theft stories we are following:

FLORIDA

Miami, FL

Identity theft twist in sentencing of Key Biscayne man for cyclist’s death

MiamiHerald.com

For years, prosecutors have pointed out the 46 traffic citations notched by Carlos Bertonatti, the Key Biscayne musician who killed a cyclist in a drunk-driving 

GEORGIA

Thomaston, GA

Guilty of Conspiracy and Identity Theft

BainbridgeGa.com

Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that Edna Yvonne Orr Goff, 37, of Thomaston, Georgia, entered a plea of 

LOUISIANA

Lake Charles, LA

Choudrant man accused of ID theft

Monroe News Star

Ouachita Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a Choudrant man on an identity theft charge late Friday. Police say Anthony Amendolia Jr., 3489 Butler Road, was … 

NORTH CAROLINA

Raeford, NC

Red Springs woman charged with identity theft

Fayetteville Observer

A Red Springs woman was charged Wednesday with using an 82-year-old woman’s identity to open multiple credit card accounts. Hoke County …

NATIONAL NEWS

Medical identity theft a growing problem, report says

ModernHealthcare.com

Medical identity theft is a growing problem, but many of the victims know the thief and do not want to report him or her, says a survey released Thursday.

Identity Theft Concerns Plague College Students

U.S. News University

Between studying for tests, writing papers and holding down a social life, there’s not much time for students to worry about identity theft, but they should be aware 

Do these stories sound familiar to you?  Are you a victim of identity theft? Do you have credit report errors? Have you disputed the credit report errors and the credit bureaus “verified” information on your credit report that does not belong to you? Contact FCRA lawyer Micah Adkins to schedule an appointment for your free case review. 

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