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 [...]

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 [...]

TAXPAYER IDENTITY THEFT

At Tax Time, FTC Reminds Consumers: Watch Out for Identity Theft With the tax-filing season upon us, the Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, reminds consumers to be aware of the threat of identity theft.  Your tax return contains sensitive personal information, and scammers can use your Social Security number to get a [...]

IF THEFT NEWS: WEEKLY UPDATE

Over 10 million consumers a year become victims of identity theft. Fraud victims are denied credit. If fraud victims are approved for credit, then they have to pay higher interest rates! Identity theft victims also get turned down for jobs because of arrests, convictions or other public records in a background report. What can consumers [...]

ID THEFT NEWS: WEEKLY UPDATE

Over 10 million consumers a year become victims of identity theft. Fraud victims are denied credit.  If fraud victims are approved for credit, then they have to pay higher interest rates!   Identity theft victims also get turned down for jobs because of arrests, convictions or other public records in a background report.  What can consumers [...]

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA MEDICAL CENTER DATA LOSS

A large hospital announced a major data loss.  The University of Virginia Medical Center discovered patient data recorded by the hospital is missing.  Last Friday, the hospital began to notify patients whose information was lost.  The hospital established a call center for patients to call for more information about the data loss. The patient information was recorded [...]

ID THEFT NEWS: WEEKLY UPDATE

Over 10 million consumers a year become victims of identity theft. Fraud victims are denied credit.  If fraud victims are approved for credit, then they have to pay higher interest rates!   Identity theft victims also get turned down for jobs because of arrests, convictions or other public records in a background report. What can consumers [...]

ID THEFT NEWS – WEEKLY UPDATE

Over 10 million consumers a year become victims of identity theft. Fraud victims are denied credit.  If fraud victims are approved for credit, then they have to pay higher interest rates!   Identity theft victims also get turned down for jobs because of arrests, convictions or other public records in a background report.  What can consumers [...]

ID THEFT NEWS – WEEKLY UPDATE

Micah Adkins represents victims of identity theft across the country. Identity theft is an epidemic, especially in the South. Few identity thieves are arrested and convicted. What can consumers do to protect their credit report and their reputation? Federal law provides identity theft victims with rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Under federal law, [...]

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS IDENTITY THEFT CONFERENCE

The Center for Identity Theft at the University of Texas recently held a conference on identity theft.  Over 10 million consumers a year become victims of identity theft.  Children are also at risk for identity theft.  An estimated 1 million children become identity theft victims every year.  From the cradle to the grave – studies [...]