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 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?

EQUIFAX LOSES MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT

Equifax was sued for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Equifax moved to dismiss the plaintiff's claims on summary judgment and lost.

HOW TO ORDER YOUR FREE CREDIT REPORTS FROM EQUIFAX, EXPERIAN AND TRANS UNION

Do you know how to order your free credit reports from Equifax, Experian and Trans Union? We help our clients learn how to order free credit reports and to dispute credit report errors.

HOW TO DISPUTE CREDIT REPORT ERRORS

Got Credit Report Errors? Do you know how to dispute credit report errors?

FCRA WILLFULNESS STANDARD FAVORS CONSUMERS

The FCRA's willfulness standard favors consumers, especially when defendants have information that corroborates the consumer's dispute.

HOW TO ORDER YOUR CREDIT REPORTS FOR FREE

Consumers often contact the Adkins Firm and ask how to get their free credit reports.  The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federal law that gives consumers the right to a free credit report under several circumstances.  One of the most important and basic rights for consumers under the FCRA is the right to … Continue reading HOW TO ORDER YOUR CREDIT REPORTS FOR FREE

PUBLIC RECORD ERRORS AND CREDIT REPORTS

PUBLIC RECORD ERRORS AND CREDIT REPORTS Consumers often contact The Adkins Firm because they have public record errors on their credit reports.  Public records may include judgments and liens, such as tax liens.  After a judgment or a lien is filed with the court, consumer reporting agencies include the public record information on the consumer’s credit … Continue reading PUBLIC RECORD ERRORS AND CREDIT REPORTS

CREDIT REPORT ERRORS CAN CAUSE CREDIT DENIALS

Credit report errors can cause credit denials.  According to the Federal Trade Commission, one out of five consumers have credit report errors.   Credit report errors are often the result of mixed credit files.  A mixed credit report is a credit report that contains information about more than one consumer.  Mixed files are common amongst … Continue reading CREDIT REPORT ERRORS CAN CAUSE CREDIT DENIALS

FCRA UPDATE: NO RIGHT TO OFFSET UNDER FCRA

The trial court acknowledged Synchrony’s claims shared facts in common; however, because the plaintiff’s claims were made under federal law, the FCRA, and the FCRA does not “expressly or impliedly provide[] a right to indemnity,” the court denied Synchrony’s motion for leave to file the third party complaint. Accordingly, “[f]rom a policy standpoint, therefore, it is difficult to conjure up support for a rule which would allow a furnisher to bring an indemnification action.”