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 [...]

HOW DOES ID THEFT AFFECT SENIORS?

FTC To Host Workshop Examining the Effects of Identity Theft on Older Americans The Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day workshop on May 7, 2013, exploring how identity theft impacts older Americans. Seniors are particularly vulnerable to identity theft because they tend to have more assets and readily available cash than others. Identity thieves [...]

ID THEFT STORIES IN THE NEWS

Over 10 million consumers a year become victims of identity theft. Victims often do not discover the identity theft until they are denied credit, have to pay higher interest rates or receive collection calls.   Identity theft victims may also discover identity theft when they get turned down for a job because of fraudulent information in a background report.  What can consumers [...]

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 [...]

TIS THE SEASON FOR IDENTITY THEFT!

Tis the season for identity theft! While you are shopping during this holiday season for friends and loved ones, identity thieves are looking for the opportunity to steal your personal information.  Here are some great tips on how to prevent being a victim of identity theft. Keep documents secure in your home. Holiday parties are [...]

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, [...]

ID THEFT NEWS – WEEKLY UPDATE

We represent 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 reports and their reputation? Federal law provides identity theft victims with rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Under federal law, identity [...]

BACK TO SCHOOL MEANS TIME TO PROTECT YOUR KIDS’ PERSONAL INFORMATION

FTC Advises Parents How to Protect Kids' Personal Information at School We represent represent the victims of identity theft.  Like adults, children are at risk for identity theft.  Its back to school time and our children’s personal information is harvested and hopefully kept safe.  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released two new publications about protecting [...]

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 [...]

MEDICAL EMPLOYEE PLEADS GUILTY TO PATIENT ID THEFT

A medical office employee pled guilty to aggravated identity theft.  Fairon Williams, a phlebotomist at a Norfolk, Virginia medical office, conspired to obtain patients’ identities in order to open loans for cars and motorcycles, according to the Department of Justice. The Department of Justice says the identity theft ring members would contact a local credit [...]