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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Reed & Van Hollen Introduce the Consumer Credit Control Act


Reed & Van Hollen Introduce the Consumer Credit Control Act

WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to empower consumers and put Americans in control of their personal information and credit reports, U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) today introduced the Consumer Credit Control Act.
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Friday, October 25, 2019

Frank W. Abagnale, famed Con Artist, explains the Equifax data breach - Big Think

Hackers look for open doors. If your personal data isn't protected, it's that much easier to compromise your identity.

https://bigthink.com/videos/data-breach


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Thursday, October 24, 2019

N.J. is being sued over new law requiring credit reports in Spanish, 10 other languages


A trade association representing credit bureaus Equifax, Experian and TransUnion has sued New Jersey to block a new law that requires them to make credit reports available in Spanish and 10 other languages.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Google Shuts Out Payday Loans With App-Store Ban


Google said it made the change ‘to protect people from deceptive and exploitative personal-loan terms’

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

U.S. House Votes to End Forced Arbitration in Corporate Contracts


FAIR Act would restore consumers’ and workers’ right to seek justice in court when harmed. A Senate vote is next.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Equifax Doesn’t Want You to Get Your $125. Here’s What You Can Do.


To recap: Equifax exposed personal financial information, was sued by the government and settled. The government publicly touted a cash reward alternative of up to $125 to victims without ensuring enough money had been set aside to guarantee the max amount for every possible person affected; the government backtracked on its statement; eventually, the Equifax settlement team sent a mid-weekend email adding a new hurdle for victims to claim their money. And the cash settlement? “Forget about the $125 alternative,” the Los Angeles Times columnist Read more . . .


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

How Can Identity Theft Affect Your FICO Scores?


When a criminal steals your identity, he or she can also steal your good credit score.

https://blog.myfico.
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Liberty Vittert: Collecting your data is the biggest, baddest, business around. Where's our government?



The Fair Credit Reporting Act was ahead of its time in terms of assuring consumer rights re: the accuracy of the data that is involuntary reported about consumers.  One of the next frontiers is establishing consumers' rights to control that data.  


Listen to Microsoft's president discuss . . .
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Friday, September 6, 2019

How to opt out of arbitration for the new Apple Card (and why you’d want to)


Goldman Sachs and Apple have included an arbitration provision in the Apple Card customer agreement. It basically means you can’t join a class action lawsuit against either company, experts said.

Customers can also easily opt-out of arbitration — here’s how you do it. 

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