Consumer Rights Blog

What Is Child Identity Theft?

Identity theft is an all-too-common occurrence given the amount of personal information that can be easily culled online. Thieves steal someone’s identity in order to obtain credit cards, secure loans, open bank accounts, fund housing, and more, wreaking havoc on the victim’s finances and credit rating. Unfortunately, adults are not the only victims of identity

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Recent Equifax Credit Score Errors

Earlier this year, Equifax, one of the three largest credit reporting agencies, announced a coding error led to incorrectly reported credit scores from March 17 through April 6, 2022. The error occurred during a service change to one of the agency’s servers. The error resulted in a significant miscalculation in credit scores for more than

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Credit-Score Provider VantageScore To Exclude Medical Debts From Credit Reports

Consumers with medical debt in collections are about to receive some relief. VantageScore Solutions, LLC, one of the two credit-score providers in the United States, announced the company will no longer factor all medical debts in collections when determining consumers’ credit scores. At present, 43 million credit reports contain medical debt totaling more than $88

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Equifax Inaccurate Credit Scores

Equifax, one of the three largest credit reporting agencies, recently confirmed that a coding error has led to incorrectly-reported credit scores for millions of consumers. According to the company, credit scores reported from March 17 through April 6 of 2022 were incorrectly calculated due to a coding error that occurred during a service change to

Equifax and Transworld Systems Sued For Allegedly Including False Information on Texas Man’s Credit Report

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Texas man against Equifax and Transworld Systems in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleging that Transworld Systems violated the U.S. Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), and that both companies violated the U.S. Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”).

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Hyundai Credit Reporting Failures

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is ordering car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group, to pay customers $19 million for repeatedly furnishing inaccurate information to credit reporting agencies from 2016 to 2020, a violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). According to the decision, Hyundai knew it was reporting inaccurate information, but failed to correct

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Can I Remove an Inaccurate Late Payment From My Credit Report?

Credit reports are crucial and utilized regularly to determine an individual’s creditworthiness to secure financing, loans, employment, housing, credit, and insurance. Negative marks on your credit report lower your overall creditworthiness and score and can follow you for years, affecting a potential lender, landlord, or employer from accepting your applications. Late payment, even one, alter

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These are the most contested issues when employers are sued for taking adverse employment action after a background check

The U.S. Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. § 1681) (“FCRA”) touches the lives of your clients every day. Signed into law by President Richard Nixon in October 1970, the FCRA regulates consumer reporting agencies, users of consumer reports, and entities that furnish consumer information. Under the statute, traditional credit reports, as well as employment