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Will Freezing Your Credit Stop Identity Theft?

By Blankingship & Christiano, P.C. |

Consumer Reports wrote an article detailing “Why a Credit Freeze Alone Won’t Stop Identity Theft.” The article identified ways, other than opening credit accounts, that identity thieves can use your personal information including: stealing tax refunds obtaining health insurance scams on payment platforms The article discusses various ways that consumers may deal with those… Read More »

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How To Use Your Credit Report To Uncover Identity Theft Occurrences

By Blankingship & Christiano, P.C. |

Discovering that you may be the victim of identity theft is a shocking experience.  The FBI has stated that identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America.  Blankingship & Christiano helps victims of identity theft who have inaccurate credit reports containing accounts opened by an identity thief.  These accounts can be… Read More »

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Reporting Results For 2020/2021

By Blankingship & Christiano, P.C. |

Over 350,000 Consumer Complaints with Credit Reporting Agencies In January 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a report that was an analysis of credit dispute complaint responses by Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.  The report summarized complaint responses from information obtained by the CFPB related to the three major national consumer credit reporting agencies…. Read More »

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CREDIT REPORTING ISSUES WITH VERIZON, COX AND UTILITIES?

By Blankingship & Christiano, P.C. |

Weak process for handling identity theft I have Verizon service at home and really like it, but what almost all of its customers can attest is that they are less than accommodating at opening and closing of an account.  Whether you are changing addresses, changing service providers, or simply cancelling your service, these phone… Read More »

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Why Can’t I Get my Inaccurate Credit Report Fixed?

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Most people expect that if they have something inaccurate on their credit report that they should be able to get the inaccurate credit report corrected.  Congress expected that too, but as time passed and the Fair Credit Reporting Act aged, the companies that investigate credit report disputes adjusted their procedures.  If you ask the… Read More »

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Why Don’t On-Line Credit Report Disputes Work?

By Blankingship & Christiano, P.C. |

Online disputes simplify the process for Credit Reporting Agencies The Credit Reporting Agencies encourage consumers to file their disputes on-line rather than send in written dispute letters because it is far cheaper for them.  When a consumer goes on-line to file their dispute, you do all the work for the CRAs.  You select the… Read More »

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Signs You Are Being Targeted by an Abusive Debt Collector

By Blankingship & Christiano, P.C. |

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), which is a federal law, spells out certain consumer rights that protect individuals from abusive debt collectors. If you think that there is a chance you may have been the target of abusive debt collection practices, you might consider talking to a credit lawyer about suing the… Read More »

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