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

CONSUMERS REPORT ISSUES WITH EQUIFAX CREDIT LOCK APP

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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

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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

DEBT COLLECTORS’ NEW CREDIT REPORTING POLICY SHORTENS TIME FOR NEGATIVE CREDIT INFORMATION

Debt Collectors' New Credit Reporting Policy Shortens Time for Negative Credit Information on Consumers' Credit Reports Encore Capital Group, Inc. announced a change in its credit reporting policies for consumers.  Encore's subsidiaries include: Midland Credit Management; Midland Funding, Asset Acceptance; Atlantic Credit & Finance. According to the Encore press release, "A significant challenge with current … Continue reading DEBT COLLECTORS’ NEW CREDIT REPORTING POLICY SHORTENS TIME FOR NEGATIVE CREDIT INFORMATION

CFPB TAKES ACTION AGAINST EQUIFAX AND TRANS UNION CREDIT BUREAUS

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

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MICAH ADKINS RECOGNIZED BY SUPER LAWYERS AS MID SOUTH RISING STAR FOR 2016

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

COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS (CHS) DATA BREACH EXPOSES MILLIONS OF PATIENTS’ PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION (PII)

CHS Data Breach Puts Patients At Risk for ID Theft in Georgia, New Jersey, South Carolina and Tennessee Community Health Systems (CHS) was the target of at least two cyber attacks originating from China in April and June of 2014. The Tennessee-based healthcare organization, which owns, operates, and leases almost 200 hospitals across 29 different states1, confirmed that confidential, … Continue reading COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS (CHS) DATA BREACH EXPOSES MILLIONS OF PATIENTS’ PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION (PII)