CHILDREN AT RISK FOR ID THEFT

Identity theft is a growing problem for American consumers, especially children.  In fact, a recent study on identity theft indicates children are at a greater risk for having their identities stolen.  How much greater? Children are 50 times greater than adults to be victims of identity theft! Theft of children's personal identifying information often goes [...]

SONY TO LOSE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS AFTER DATA BREACH

Sony now says it will lose several billion dollars for its fiscal year.  Originally, Sony planned on bringing in $857 million in profits this year, but a recent data breach will inevitably cost the company billions of dollars!  The latest estimate is $3.7 billion! "Based on information currently available to Sony, our currently known costs associated with [...]

SONY SUBSIDIARY HACKED

The Wall Street Journal recently reported Sony's So-Net Entertainment subsidiary (a Japan based internet service provider) was hacked by intruders.  According to , the hackers stole $1,200 worth of virtual points from 128 accounts.  The hacker was able to access emails from 90 accounts, according the AP.  So-Net learned of the data breach when its customers complained about problems [...]

CONSUMER FILES CLASS ACTION AGAINST MICHAELS FOR DATA BREACH

Brandi F. Ramundo has filed a nationwide class action against Michaels after a massive data breach.  Ms. Ramundo claims Michaels should've protected her personal identifying information (PII) from hackers.  Ms. Ramundo's checking account was raided by hackers who stole $1,300 from her.  Ms. Ramundo is seeking statutory, compensatory and punitive damages and injunctive relief, including an order directing Michaels to pay for credit monitoring [...]

CONSUMER COMPLAINS ABOUT EQUIFAX UNAUTHORIZED CREDIT CARD CHARGES

I recently came across a consumer's complaint about Equifax's business practices.  The consumer complains that he authorized Equifax to run a one time credit check on a potential tenant, but Equifax has continued to charge his credit card $12.95 a month for over a year and a half.  The consumer complains Equifax has refused to reverse the charges. Click HERE for the [...]