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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

How this 54-year-old Alaskan oil worker got a perfect credit score


Only the top 1 or 2 percent of people will have a 'perfect' 850 credit score," Rod Griffin, director of consumer awareness at Experian, tells CNBC Make It. "And it probably won't stay that way. Scores move up and down as your credit history changes. If you increase your balances, open a new account, or have old information fall off your report, your score might slip down or bounce back up.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Thousands line up for zero-down-payment, subprime mortgages


Borrowers can have low credit scores, but have to go through an education session about the program and submit all necessary documents, from income statements to phone bills.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

FCRA Developments: Updated Summary of Rights & “Stand-Alone” Disclosure Need Not Be Separate In Time


Job applicants have important federal rights regarding their background checks.  That includes being provided with a copy of a summary of those rights.  It also includes important rights concerning inaccurate information on a background check report.  

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Facebook Security Breach Exposes Accounts of 50 Million Users


 Facebook said on Friday that an attack on its computer network had exposed the personal information of nearly 50 million users. 

Friday, September 28, 2018

Compliance Now Required: New FCRA Summary of Rights Released


 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a new FCRA "Summary of Rights" form, effective September 21, 2018

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Monday, September 17, 2018

D.C. was up in arms over Equifax breach — what happened?


There has been little to no action in Congress that relates to the Equifax data breach or enacting legislation which creates future remedies or legislation designed to prevent such massive data breaches,” said Jim Francis, an attorney at Francis & Mailman, a firm that focuses on consumer protection litigation. 

 

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Students, families struggle to repay billions in crushing loan debts


Remember, consumers have a right to have accurate information on credit reports, even if related to student loans.  

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

FBI warns banks about potential ATM hacking scheme


The FBI is warning financial institutions that their ATMs could be targeted in a hacking attempt.

The threat was reported Sunday by Krebs On Security, a popular cybersecurity blog run by the journalist Brian Krebs.

Krebs reported that the scheme is known as an "ATM cash-out," which means the attackers can hack a bank or payment card processor and use stolen information to withdraw large sums of money at ATMs worldwide. His report cited a confidential alert the FBI shared with banks last Friday.
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Monday, August 6, 2018

Wells Fargo says hundreds of customers lost homes after computer glitch


Wells Fargo said the computer error affected "certain accounts" that were undergoing the foreclosure process between April 2010 and October 2015, when the issue was corrected.

About 625 customers were incorrectly denied a loan modification or were not offered one even though they were qualified, according to the filing. In about 400 cases, the customers were ultimately foreclosed upon.

https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/04/news/companies/wells-fargo-mortgage-modification/index.html


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