ID THEFT NEWS – WEEKLY UPDATE
Lawyer Helps Identity Theft Victims
Over 12 million people an identity theft victim every year. Our firm represents victims of identity theft. Our firm includes lawyers licensed in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, New York, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. With offices in Alabama, Georgia and Texas, and relationships with lawyers in Florida, we are positioned to help identity theft victims throughout the South.
What can you do to protect your identity and credit report? The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) provides identity theft victims with rights under federal law. Identity theft victims have the right to request two (2) free credit reports every 12 months. This is in addition to the right to an annual free credit report. Also, fraud victims can add a fraud alert (90 day and extended 7 year) to their credit files with Equifax, Experian and Trans Union.
Identity theft victims have the right to dispute credit report errors to Equifax, Experian and Trans Union. Once the credit reporting agencies receive your dispute, they must conduct a reasonable “re-investigation.” When the credit reporting agencies receive an identity theft report, they must block fraudulent information from appearing on the credit file in 4 business days. ID Theft Report.
If the credit reporting agencies break the law, then consumers have the right to sue them in federal court. Consumers may be entitled to actual and statutory damages, plus attorney’s fees and costs. We represent victims of identity theft in federal court all over the country. Call us 24/7 at 1-800-263-9091 for a free case review.
Here are some of the identity theft stories we are following:
Cleveland, AL – Blount County tax preparer charged with identity theft, theft of property Alabama’s13.com – Sue Donaldson Dean, 47, has been charged in connection with identity theft and theft of property while working as a tax preparer in Blount County.
Little Rock – Arkansas AG warns consumers of tax identity theft Stuttgart Daily Leader – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says more than 140 employees of an Arkansas university were victims of tax identity theft last year. McDaniel says …
Fla. man to serve 9½ years for ID theft – Richmond Times Dispatch – A Florida man was sentenced to 9½ years in prison Thursday for his role in a sophisticated, multimillion-dollar identity theft and tax refund scam uncovered …
Tampa, FL – Awareness week focuses on identity theft Tampa Bay Newspapers – Identity theft is a serious crime. It occurs when personal information is stolen and used without your knowledge to commit fraud or other crimes. Identity …
Fort Lauderdale, FL – Retirement fund worker sentenced for identity theft fraud Sun Sentinel – A former retirement fund worker was sentenced to six years in federal prison Monday for aggravated identity theft and wire fraud conspiracy.
Atlanta, GA – Target for identity theft? WGCL Atlanta – If you think you are not a target for identity theft, then you better think twice. If you do any of the following, you are putting a bulls eye right on your head. . . .
Atlanta, GA – Identity Theft Scheme WLOS – Just weeks after News 13 broke the story, investigators have a new lead in the Bojangles debit card scheme that stretches all the way to Atlanta.
Memphis, TN – Tax identity theft surges across U.S. – Memphis Commercial Appeal – Tax identity theft surges across U.S.. By Randy Hutchinson, Posted January 4, 2014 at …
Kileen/Waco, TX – The Cost of Identity Theft – (KCEN) — Do you know someone who’s been a victim of an identity thief? It’s far more common than you might think. A new government report says …
Virginia Beach, VA – Former nurse aide sentenced for identity theft WAVY-TV – A former Virginia Beach nurse aide was sentenced for identity theft and conspiracy Friday. United States District …
IRS: Identity Theft prosecutions double in 2013 Washington Post – The agency said it launched 1,492 criminal investigations into identity theft last year, a 66 percent increase from the year before. Prosecutions and …
Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, consumers have the right to sue credit bureaus, creditors and debt collectors for failing to perform reasonable investigations of information disputed by consumers, including claims of identity theft. Have you disputed the credit report errors? Have the credit bureaus “verified” information on your credit report that does not belong to you and refused to delete the information? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should call us for a free case review at 1-800-263-9091.