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What Shows Up On A Background Check For A Job – Employment and Education Verification, Criminal History and Driving Records

When you apply for a job, the potential employer will want to know how your history makes you the best fit for the position. In the interview, you’ll explain how your past employment and education have prepared you for this new job based on the application’s criteria. Before making the decision to hire you, the

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. at NACA Awards

Mark Mailman of Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. Wins 2018 Consumer Attorney of the Year Award

In October 2018, Mark Mailman of Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. was awarded the 2018 Consumer Attorney of the Year award from the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA). NACA is a nationwide organization of more than 1,500 consumer attorneys and advocates who represent the victims of abusive and fraudulent business practices. The 2018 Consumer Advocacy

Credit Card Fraud vs Identity Theft

Identity Theft vs Credit Card Fraud: What Are They and How to Protect Yourself

Identity theft and credit card fraud have devastating outcomes if you’re the victim. However, many consumers don’t know the difference between the two crimes. This guide defines what identity theft and credit card fraud are and how you can protect yourself from damages. What is Identity Theft? Identity theft occurs when someone uses your identifying

Alley of trash cans, a gold mine for identity theft

How Your Identity is Stolen: Dumpster Diving

Identity theft has made headlines in the recent years after news reports about consumers’ private information being vulnerable after data breaches at large companies. It can result in false debt, credit report errors, being denied credit or loan amounts, and so much more. When you first think of the phrase “identity theft,” you may picture