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Stop Student Loan Debt Harassment

Stop Student Loan Debt Harassment

With graduation comes adult life. You’re starting out in your career, getting a place of your own and… paying off those student loans. The good thing about student loans is that most of them have a grace period of six months after graduation; this gives you time to settle into your post-graduate life and start

Family leaving for vacation as thief lurks around

Prevent Identity Theft While Traveling

You already know what identity theft looks like. But the danger doesn’t stop when you leave town. Your identity can be even more vulnerable to theft when you’re traveling. You wouldn’t leave your front door wide open while away, so it’s just as important to lock down your personal and sensitive information when traveling. Lock Credit Screening Company Settles Fair Credit Reporting Case for $1M

A background screening company has agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle a class action alleging it provided erroneous and expunged background information to people’s prospective landlords. U.S. District Judge John Padova of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently approved the accord in Stokes v. RealPage, which focused on claims that the defendant

8 Signs of Identity Theft

With recent news reports of data breaches at major corporations and identity theft being a rising issue every year, it’s important to know the biggest signs of identity theft. Of course, this isn’t an exhaustive list of signs of identity theft. If you notice something is fishy with your sensitive information, take action immediately. 1.

TransUnion to pay $60 Million in damages for false reporting

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. win major class action lawsuit against TransUnion after incorrect OFAC blacklist alerts

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. won a major lawsuit in June against TransUnion with $60 million on the line. TransUnion violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act when credit checks confused consumers with other individuals found on the United States Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control or OFAC’s “blocked list.” The list includes terrorists, arms dealers,