With identity theft, a criminal can rob you without ever touching you or knowing you. It is a faceless crime that takes place in the shadows of our increasingly electronic financial world when someone uses your personal information, Read more
Credit report problems
Identity theft is considered by many to be the fastest growing crime in the United States, with some calling it an epidemic. In 2008, identity theft complaints made up 26-percent of all fraud complaints nationwide.
Abusive debt collectors
Blankingship & Christiano, P.C. aggressively pursues abusive debt collectors who harass and bully consumers into paying debt that is not actually their debt or to pay “zombie” debt that cannot otherwise be collected.
Consumer protection lawyers of the Reston, Virginia law office of Blankingship & Christiano, P.C. are keenly aware of how the inaccurate compilation and dissemination of your personal information can create chaos in your life. Read more
We can help clients of brokers, bankers, lenders and real estate agents to clear erroneous information from their credit reports
Victims of identity theft and inaccurate credit reports can find it difficult, if not impossible, to obtain a mortgage loan or other form of credit. Blankingship & Christiano, P.C. can assist your clients in disputing the erroneous information and thereafter taking appropriate legal action to clear their good name and credit. We are not a credit repair organization, but can help clients send dispute letters to the proper entities and if that does not resolve the problem, to take aggressive legal action. Based upon our experience, the dispute letters often have little effect in clearing erroneous information and must be followed by a well-drafted complaint. While the process takes time, the results are generally very rewarding. Your clients will be very appreciative for your recommendation and hopefully will continue to come back to you for all their future lending needs.