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PREVENT IDENTITY THEFT TIP: DON’T STORE PERSONAL INFO IN YOUR CAR

Did you know that car breaks in may lead to identity theft?  You can prevent identity theft by not storing personal identifying information in your car.  Texas car burglaries are a big problem for consumers and may lead to identity theft.  In 2015, over 67,000 cars were broken into or stolen.  Dallas averaged almost 12,000 incidents [...]

DALLAS CONSUMERS SHOULD BEWARE OF TAX FRAUD

Tax season is here and so are tax identity thieves. According to a special report, prepared by Cristin Severance of CBS 11, Dallas residents, Kevin Spurgeon and Stacy Lamm, recently filed their 2017 tax return. The two thought they were doing good by filing their return prior to the deadline; however, the IRS put a hold on the refunds.

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 [...]

WHAT IS A SECURITY FREEZE ON MY CREDIT FILE?

What is a security freeze on my credit file?  A security freeze on your credit file prevents creditors, employers and insurance companies from obtaining your credit file.  The security freeze protects consumers' privacy and helps to ensure new credit accounts are not opened in their name and without their knowledge.  Identity theft victims may place a security [...]

CREDIT REPORT ERRORS KEEP CONSUMERS FROM MOVING FORWARD

Do you have your eye on a new car? Have you found your dream home?   Are you ready to make a job change? Buying a car or home is a major purchase.  Likewise, changing jobs or finding a job is a big deal.  Creditors and employers think so, too.  That's why creditors and employers pull your credit [...]