The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against Equifax, Trans Union and their subsidiaries for deceiving consumers about the usefulness and actual cost of credit scores sold to consumers. According to the CFPB papers, Equifax and Trans Union also lured consumers into costly recurring payments for credit related products with false promises. The CFPB ordered … Continue reading CFPB TAKES ACTION AGAINST EQUIFAX AND TRANS UNION CREDIT BUREAUS
In a recent decision, a district court denied a user's motion to dismiss citing Spokeo under the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA"). Green, III v. Rentgrow, Inc. and Trans Union, LLC, Case No.: 2:16-cv-421 (E.D. Va, Nov. 10, 2016). Facts: Walter Green, III, received a credit monitoring alert that RentGrow obtained a copy of his … Continue reading Court Denies RentGrow’s Motion to Dismiss Under Spokeo
Consumers often contact us and ask how to dispute credit report errors. Its easy. First, order your credit reports from the nationwide consumer reporting agencies Equifax, Experian and Trans Union. You should order your free credit reports from each of the bureaus using this one page form. Download the free-annual-disclosure-request-form and mail it to the address on … Continue reading How Do I Dispute Credit Report Errors?
Background report lawsuit results in verdict for employer's willful violation of the FCRA.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District Court of Columbia held the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) can keep its powers. On October 11, the court of Appeals held that while the CFPB's single director director removable only for cause structure is unconstitutional, other portions of the statute authorizing the CFPB are constitutional. In PHH Corp. … Continue reading CFPB KEEPS ENFORCEMENT POWER
The Adkins Firm is expanding again. With offices in Alabama and Texas, the Adkins Firm is expanding into Houston, Texas and South Texas. "Texans need help. The Adkins Firm is filling a need for identity theft victims, especially in the Houston and South Texas areas," says Micah Adkins, founder of the Adkins Firm. Adkins says, … Continue reading ADKINS FIRM COMING TO HOUSTON, TEXAS
Super Lawyers recognizes lawyers for performance based on peer recognition. Through the selection process, Super Lawyers identifies candidate either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. All attorneys go through the Super Lawyers selection process. Those who are not selected to the Super Lawyers list, but who meet either one of … Continue reading MICAH ADKINS RECOGNIZED BY SUPER LAWYERS AS MID SOUTH RISING STAR FOR 2016
The Adkins Firm is excited to announce the expansion of our law firm into the city of Atlanta, Georgia. The new Atlanta office is located in the heart of Buckhead, The Piedmont Center. The central location gives consumers across the Atlanta metroplex convenient access to legal representation for identity theft issues, credit report errors or … Continue reading ADKINS FIRM EXPANDS TO ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Some US banks awash in ID theft tax-fraud proceeds as IRS cracks down Reuters Blogs (blog) Identity-theft tax fraud schemes typically involve using an unwitting victim's name, social security number and date of birth to file an online tax return in his or her name and routing the resulting IRS refund payment to an untraceable … Continue reading IDENTITY THEFT IN THE NEWS – WEEKLY UPDATE