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 [...]

ADKINS FIRM OPENS SHOP IN HOUSTON, TEXAS

It's official!  The Adkins Firm has opened its Houston, Texas office.  The office is located in Houston's uptown district in the Williams Tower.  The office is easily recognized across the skyline as it is the 4th tallest building in Texas.  The Adkins Firm is located at 2800 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 4100, Houston, Texas 77056, [...]

How Do I Freeze My Credit Report?

Stop ID theft - add a credit freeze to your credit file.

How Do I Dispute Errors On My Credit Report?

How Do I Dispute Errors On My Credit Report? Consumers often contact The Adkins Firm and ask how do I dispute errors on my credit report?  We suggest consumers make disputes to the credit bureaus, including Equifax, Experian and Trans Union, in writing and by certified mail.  Consumers should keep a copy of their signed [...]

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 [...]

T MOBILE DATA BREACH & EXPERIAN DATA BREACH HACK

T Mobile customers applying for accounts between 2013 and 2015 may be at risk for identity theft.  Over 15 million consumers may be at risk for identity theft because hackers acquired the personal identifying information  of millions of consumers. Have you applied for an account with T Mobile between 2013 and 2015?  If you have, [...]

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.  With offices in Alabama, Georgia and Texas, and relationships with lawyers in Florida, we are positioned to help identity theft victims throughout the South. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) provides identity theft [...]

HOW DO I GET MY FREE CREDIT REPORT?

Fair Credit Reporting Act Gives Consumers Right to Free Credit Report Do you know how to get a free credit report?  The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), gives consumers the right to a free credit report from Equifax, Experian and Trans Union.  The free credit reports can be ordered by phone, mail or online.  Click Annual [...]

TENNESSEE DATA BREACH EXPOSES OVER 6,000 TEACHER’S PERSONAL INFO

A former employee of the state of Tennessee downloaded over 6,000 teacher's personal information, according to authorities.  The employee, Steven Hunter, claimed the information was downloaded on a laptop so he could work from home.  Mr. Hunter was previously warned about his lax data security, but disregarded state policies and emailed state employees' personal information to his [...]

ID THEFT NEWS: WEEKLY UPDATE

Fair Credit Reporting Act Lawyers Help Identity Theft Victims Over 12 million people an identity theft victim every year.  Identity theft changes lives forever!   Victims may not even know their identity has been stolen until they receive phone calls from debt collectors for debts they do not owe.  Others may discover they are an identity [...]