How Do I Reinstate My Mortgage?

How Do I Reinstate My Mortgage? When a homeowner gets behind on mortgage payments, then the homeowner may be at risk for foreclosure.  A mortgage may go into "default" once the homeowner misses 2 or 3 payments.  Missed payments and late fees can add up quickly and make it more difficult for the homeowner to [...]

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 [...]

HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE ACCUSED OF ID THEFT

Hospital Employee Suspended After Being Charged With ID Theft A Greenville, SC woman was charged with identity theft and suspended from her job at a Greenville Hospital.  The thirty-two year old woman, Danell Adams, has been charged with two counts of financial identity fraud.  Law enforcement says Ms. Adams had access to patients’ personal identifying [...]

$110 MILLION OVERDRAFT CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT WITH JP MORGAN CHASE FOR OVERDRAFT FEES

J.P. Morgan Chase has agreed to settle a $110 million class-action lawsuit filed by customers over the way the bank charges debit card fees. The lawsuit targeted the bank's practice of ordering transactions by largest to smallest, instead of chronologically, so as to maximize the amount of overdraft fees. As part of the settlement, Chase [...]

GETTING YOUR FREE CREDIT REPORT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP IN PREVENTING ID THEFT

The most important thing people can do to protect themselves from identity theft is to obtain their credit reports regularly, Argina Layne told the Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum at its recent meeting. "Your credit score is the most important thing to you to protect yourself," she said. "Check your reports - stay on top of [...]

BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA – TWO INDICTED ON IDENTITY THEFT CHARGES BY FEDERAL GRAND JURY

Two people were indicted on charges of identity theft in Birmingham, Alabama.  One woman, Mariana Biserova Pashova and Antonio Velikov were charged with two counts of conspiracy and attempt to defraud Regions Bank.  The two allegedly attempted to attach a debit card skimming device to an ATM machine.  According to court records, when the two were arrested, authorities [...]

Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Avenue Customers Victims of Identity Theft

Three convicted of identity theft lost their appeals in front of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Annette Sandoval, April Hicks and Sean Vanderhack were convicted for selling stolen goods as a part of a low tech identity theft scheme.  According to court papers, the three targeted customers of high end stores, such as Neiman [...]