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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The New ID Theft: Millions of Credit Applicants Who Don’t Exist

Federal regulators are warning banks and other financial institutions about an expanding area of financial theft. With increasing regularity, thieves are creating identities out of thin air and running up balances on lines of credit using the phantom identities. It’s costing the financial industry billions, and presumably the costs are being passed on to customers

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Welcome to National Consumer Protection Week 2018

As part of its 20th annual Consumer Protection Week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is arming consumers with the tools and education necessary to combat identity theft, scammers, and the like. The FTC has released this blog as a reference to access the varied tools.
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Monday, March 5, 2018

Mexican Man Assumes American's Identity for 37 Years, Steals $361,000 in Government Benefits

Federal prosecutors say that Mexican citizen, Andres Avelino Anduaga, extracted in excess of $350,000 in federal, state and local benefits over nearly four decades, while residing both within and outside the United States.  The investigation, which began in 2014, has resulted in a settlement between Anduaga and the federal government.


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Monday, January 15, 2018

Equifax isn’t going to like new Senate bill

Two senators unveil a bill to impose tighter regulations and hefty penalties for future data breaches.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Equifax Says It Will Hand Over New York Data Breach Info

A spokeswoman for Atlanta-based credit reporting agency Equifax said the company would comply with a demand by Secretary of State Rossana Rosado for information on a July data breach that was made public in September.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

7 Ways to Protect Yourself From Online Identity Theft

Like it or not, the holidays are upon us. It's important to make sure your year-end shopping spree isn't spoiled by cybersecurity threats, hackers or scammers. 

Contact us immediately if you discover any unfamiliar entries on your credit report and suspect your identity has been stolen. We represent consumers on contingency to obtain a permanently corrected report and, in many cases, compensation for violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Meet the man who used to steal your identity

Brett Johnson made his living profiting from stolen identities. Like yours.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Data Breaches

Data breaches are a common source of identity theft and can devastate your credit score.  Check your credit reports for free at 

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Equifax says 2.5M additional individuals potentially victimized during data breach

In the wake of Equifax’s breach, the credit agency hired Mandiant to conduct a review. Mandiant’s review concluded that an additional 2.5 million consumers were subject to the breach, bringing the total to 145.5 million. “Equifax said it will mail notices to all potentially impacted individuals that have been identified since the Sept.

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