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Jim Francis of Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. Featured on Mistaken Death Master File News Report

An investigative news report for Philadelphia exposed the story of Nicole Landen, whom the Social Security Administration falsely declared dead and mistakenly placed her on the Death Master File. Consumer Protection Attorney Jim Francis explained that Social Security errors are not easy to fix, especially once the credit reporting agencies are notified. Once someone is

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How to Place and Remove a Fraud Alert on your Credit Report

Are you a victim of identity theft? Or do you suspect you may be? With historic data breaches making headlines in recent years, such as at Equifax and Marriott International, millions of consumers around the world are at risk of their information being exposed. Fortunately, you can take extra steps to protect your information and

CLSMF Awards 2018

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. Provides Award Funds to Advance Consumer Justice

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) provides civil legal aid to help low-income people access information, receive legal assistance and representation, and to know and understand their rights. Because of this mission, CLSMF receives Cy Pres and court settlement funds. These funds come from the settlements of class-action suits and are distributed to organizations that

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Mark Mailman of Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. Wins 2018 Consumer Attorney of the Year Award

In October 2018, Mark Mailman of Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. was awarded the 2018 Consumer Attorney of the Year award from the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA). NACA is a nationwide organization of more than 1,500 consumer attorneys and advocates who represent the victims of abusive and fraudulent business practices. The 2018 Consumer Advocacy

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How to Avoid and Report Charity Scams

After tragedy strikes or during the holiday season, you may feel inclined to donate to a charity that you want to support. Scammers know that people will be more determined to donate to charities at this time, and so they create fake charities in order to feed off the generosity of others. They will then