60 MINUTES EXPOSES CREDIT REPORTING AGENCIES' MISTAKES 60 Minutes exposed the credit reporting agencies' mistakes in its investigative report. Reporter Steve Kroft interviewed one consumer who discovered credit report errors when she was denied credit at a department store. She requested her credit report from the bureaus, but the credit reports she received looked okay. What she later discovered … Continue reading 60 MINUTES EXPOSES CREDIT REPORTING AGENCIES MISTAKES
Feds bust three former football players on ID-theft and tax-related fraud charges MiamiHerald.com Authorities say the latest tax-related fraud case involving the arrest of ex-NFL defendants represents another example of the escalating number of reported identity-theft crimes in South Florida and nationwide. Born Sept. 3, 1979… Identity theft victims have rights under the Fair Credit … Continue reading FORMER NFL PLAYERS BUSTED FOR ID THEFT & TAX FRAUD
National Association of Consumer Advocates FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25, 2012 Contact: NACA Public Relations, 202-452-1989; PublicRelations@naca.net Report: In Wake of Supreme Court’s AT&T v. Concepcion Decision, Consumers Are Worse Off Report Highlights Cases in Which the Ruling Infringed on Consumers’ Ability to Pursue Class-Action Claims Note: A Public Citizen attorney argued before the U.S. … Continue reading CONSUMERS’ RIGHTS COMPROMISED AFTER US SUPREME COURT RULES ON AT&T V. CONCEPCION
IDENTITY THEFT EPIDEMIC IN SOUTH FLORIDA South Floridians are at risk for identity theft. Florida law enforcement receives reports of fraudulent tax returns at an alarming rate. In the last three months, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office has received over 1,000 reports of tax related identity theft. Palm Beach has seen a similar trend. Palm Beach law … Continue reading IDENTITY THEFT EPIDEMIC IN SOUTH FLORIDA
IRS TAX DEADLINE - OVER $1 BILLION IN TAX FRAUD Today is the deadline to file your taxes, or to file an extension to file your taxes! Taxpayers have more to worry about filing their taxes this year because of the increase in tax fraud and identity theft. Reports show a steady increase in tax fraud, … Continue reading IRS TAX DEADLINE – OVER $1 BILLION IN TAX FRAUD
CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT SETTLED OVER FACTA VIOLATIONS A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against a Des Moines restaurant chain over the failure to comply with federal anti-identity theft laws. According to the suit, Palmer's Deli & Market printed receipts with full credit card expiration dates on them, increasing the risk of … Continue reading FACTA CLASS ACTION SETTLED AGAINST MERCHANT
Here are some of the identity theft headlines from around the country this past week. Gainesville ranks 13th in nation for identity theft Gainesville Times (Gainesville, Florida) The Federal Trade Commission estimates that 9 million Americans have their identities stolen every year. The FTC ranks Georgia second in identity theft complaint rates. It ranks Gainesville … Continue reading IDENTITY THEFT NEWS: WEEKLY UPDATE
The New York Times has publicly exposed the credit bureaus' VIP list. As reported by Tara Siegel Bernard, Equifax, Experian and Trans Union "have a two-tiered system for resolving errors — one for the rich, the well-connected, the well-known and the powerful, and the other for everyone else." Am I on the credit bureaus VIP … Continue reading AM I ON THE CREDIT BUREAUS’ VIP LIST?