HOUSTON ID THEFT

The Adkins Firm represents Houston identity theft victims. Are you a victim of ID theft? Contact the Adkins Firm for a free case review.

Court Denies RentGrow’s Motion to Dismiss Under Spokeo

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 [...]

CREDIT REPORT ERRORS – PUBLIC RECORD ERRORS – PAID JUDGMENTS & LIENS

Do you have errors on a credit report or background report? We help consumers with false information on credit reports and background reports. Call 800-263-9091 24/7 for free case review.

WENDYS DATA BREACH – WHERE’S THE BREACH?

Wendy's launches investigation into data breach after customers complain of fraudulent charges on credit and debit cards.

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, [...]

COURT GRANTS SUMMARY JUDGMENT UNDER FCRA FOR QUICKEN

Kingery v. Quicken Loans (S.D. West Virginia, Charleston Division) Date of Opinion: June 04, 2014 Facts: Plaintiff sent a loan inquiry in April 2010 to MortgageLoans.com who identified Quicken Loans, among others, as a potential lender. Quicken uses a software for their inquiry process, Loan Origination and Lead Allocation “LOLA”, to track, deliver and find [...]

WHAT IS A SPECIALTY CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCY?

Most people have heard of a consumer reporting agency (CRA), but what is a specialty consumer reporting agency?  The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) defines a “consumer report” as any communication of information by a consumer reporting agency “bearing on a consumer’s credit worthiness, credit standing, credit capacity, character, general reputation, personal characteristics, or mode [...]

TARGET CREDIT MONITORING REQUIRES CUSTOMERS TO GIVE UP RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL

Target is offering customers credit monitoring and ID theft insurance for one year.  What the credit monitoring service takes away from consumers may be more important than the information provided by the services. Target partnered with Experian and is offering credit monitoring and ID theft insurance to over 100 million consumers.  Customers may sign up online for the one-year membership - point, [...]

HOW DOES HIPAA PROTECT PATIENT PRIVACY?

How does HIPAA protect patient privacy? The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted in 1996.  HIPAA is a privacy rule and limits what healthcare providers may share with others about a patient's care, diagnosis and personal identifying information.  HIPAA also gives patients the right to obtain their medical records and the right to authorize others [...]

ID THEFT NEWS – WEEKLY UPDATE

Lawyer Helps Identity Theft Victims Over 12 million people an identity theft victim every year.  Our firm represents victims of identity theft.  Our firm includes lawyers licensed in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, New York, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.  With offices in Alabama, Georgia and Texas, and relationships with lawyers in Florida, we are positioned to help [...]