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 [...]

NEW LENDING GUIDELINES FOR CONSUMERS WHO HAVE A CREDIT FREEZE

Nashville ID Theft Attorney helps identity theft victims. Consumers may get approved for mortgage even with credit freeze.

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 [...]

CFPB KEEPS ENFORCEMENT POWER

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District Court of Columbia held the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) can keep its powers.  On October 11, the court of Appeals held that while the CFPB's single director director removable only for cause structure is unconstitutional,  other portions of the statute authorizing the CFPB are constitutional.  In PHH Corp. [...]

How Do I Freeze My Credit Report?

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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 [...]

T MOBILE AND EXPERIAN DATA BREACH – ADVOCATES URGE SECURITY FREEZE FOR ID THEFT VICTIMS

T Mobile and Experian recently experienced a data breach.  The data breach affected at least 15 million consumers.  Hackers stole consumers' personal identifying information, including Social Security numbers and driver's license information. The stolen information may be used to access or open new accounts by identity thieves. Experian and T Mobile are offering free credit [...]

MICAH ADKINS RECOGNIZED BY SUPER LAWYERS AGAIN AS RISING STAR

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 [...]

WHAT IS THE COST OF ID THEFT?

Millions of consumers become identity theft victims every year.  Last year alone, 40 million consumers became identity theft victims of the Target data breach.  What is the cost of identity theft?  Banks incur costs for closing and opening new accounts and issuing new debit or credit cards.  According to the Credit Union National Association, the [...]

ID THEFT LAWYER, MICAH ADKINS RECOGNIZED BY SUPER LAWYERS AS 2014 RISING STAR

Super Lawyers, a national lawyer rating service, recognized Micah Adkins as a 2014 Rising Star for Consumer Law.  The selection process included identification of professional achievement by peer evaluations and independent research.  The Super Lawyer recognition is limited to 5% of the  lawyers in the state.  Super Lawyers Magazine is published in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., [...]