WHAT HAPPENS IF THE CREDIT BUREAUS VERIFY CREDIT REPORT ERRORS?

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE CREDIT BUREAUS VERIFY CREDIT REPORT ERRORS? Have you made a dispute to a consumer reporting agency, such as Equifax, Experian or Trans Union?  Did the credit reporting agency verify false information?  The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federal law that provides consumers in all 50 states with rights, including [...]

IDENTITY THEFT IN THE NEWS – WEEKLY UPDATE

Tax-related identity theft is growing problem Detroit Free Press Tax-related identity theft is a hot spot for quick cash -- and the National Taxpayer Advocate says it's now one of the top problems facing taxpayers. Taxpayers must keep ID theft in mind as they gather paperwork and prepare tax returns. Consumer Reports: Needless identity theft [...]

CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FILED OVER STRATFOR DATA BREACH – THOUSANDS OF CREDIT CARD NUMBERS STOLEN

Geopolitical analysis company Stratfor has been hit with a lawsuit this week after a computer hacker stole information on thousands of the company's customers. The lawsuit, filed by Stratfor users, claims that information on 90,000 credit card accounts were stolen, as well as 75,000 people's personal information. The lawsuit is seeking more than $50 million in [...]

TAX FRAUD & IDENTITY THEFT – 3 ARRESTED & CHARGED FOR CRIMES IN OHIO

In Ohio, three women were taken into custody and indicted on multiple counts of identity theft and tax fraud.  The women, Karen Taylor, Laquanna Bradshaw and Tiffany Cole, were indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiring to defraud the IRS with fraudulent tax returns.  The identity theft victims are believed to be mentally disabled adults. [...]