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Medical History Reporting Errors

The Crucial Role of Accurate Medical Histories

Health insurance is a vital safety net, but navigating it can be tricky, especially when it comes to the accuracy of your medical history. This crucial bit of information can determine your insurance premiums and eligibility. So what happens when this history is misreported or incomplete? The consequences can be severe, ranging from unexpectedly high

New FCRA Rule For Human Trafficking Survivors

How the FCRA Human Trafficking Rule Can Help Victims Regain Control Over Their Finances

Human trafficking is a heinous crime that involves exploiting individuals for labor, sex, or other purposes. Victims of human trafficking often suffer from physical, emotional, and financial abuse from their traffickers. Human traffickers frequently steal their victims’ identities and credit information. This can make it challenging for trafficking survivors to access financial services, housing, education,

Relative's Criminal History on Your Background Check

Is Your Family’s Past Haunting You? How to Handle a Relative’s Criminal History on Your Background Report

Background checks have become a part of our daily lives. They are conducted when we apply for jobs, rent apartments, or start new relationships. These background reports are meant to protect our safety and security, but what if a relative’s criminal history affects your background report? This can be a challenging and emotionally draining situation.

Checkr’s License Verification Woes: A Barrier to Gig Economy Driving

The gig economy has revolutionized people’s work, providing flexible opportunities for earning income through various platforms. One of the essential requirements for gig workers, especially those involved in ride-hailing or delivery services, is a valid driver’s license. Many gig companies, including popular ones like Uber and Lyft, use background check services like Checkr to verify

How AI Impacts Our Relationship with Financial Institutions

Financial institutions are increasingly using advanced chatbots for customer service, but these tools still have limitations, according to a report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The report revealed that while chatbots can handle basic tasks, they struggle with complex issues and can present legal risks and potential loss of goodwill for institutions. Today’s

How Inaccurate Driving Record On Your Background Report Can Impact You

Inaccurate Driving Record Information: One of the most common inaccuracies in background reports is the misrepresentation of a driver’s history on the road. This could include incorrect information about traffic violations, accidents, or even a revoked, suspended, or expired driver’s license. Often, background reports include old licenses from different states after a driver has moved

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California Man Sues TransUnion and RentSpree After He Was Denied an Apartment Lease Based on False Information in His Consumer Report

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a California man against TransUnion Rental Screening Solutions and RentSpree in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleging the companies violated the U.S. Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). According to the complaint in the lawsuit, in July 2022, our client

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Experian, Equifax, and TimePayment Sued For Allegedly Including False Information on Delaware Woman’s Credit Report

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Delaware woman against Experian Information Solutions, Inc., (“Experian”), Equifax Information Services LLC (“Equifax”), and TimePayment Corporation (“TimePayment”) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, alleging that the companies violated the U.S. Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). According to the complaint


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