Family Identity Theft: What to Do if a Relative Steals Your Identity

November 29th, 2018

Fraud in the Family Identity theft among family members, also known as “familiar fraud,” is unfortunately a common source of how someone’s identity is stolen. In 2014, approximately 550,000 victims of identity theft and fraud said it was done by someone they knew. Sometimes it’s a matter of unauthorized credit card charges by a family […]

Mark Mailman of Francis & Mailman Wins 2018 Consumer Attorney of the Year Award

November 5th, 2018

In October 2018, Mark Mailman of Francis & Mailman 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 Awards […]

Debtor vs. Creditor- Who They Are & What The Difference Is

October 4th, 2018

What is the difference between creditors and debtors? If you’ve ever had to take out a loan or a similar form of credit, you’ve likely heard the words “creditor” and “debtor” used to explain the account. But sometimes these terms and their meanings can be confusing. Being informed of what creditors and debtors are and […]

How To Freeze Your Credit – For FREE

September 25th, 2018

After the 2017 Equifax data breach, American consumers everywhere wondered how they could protect their personal information from identity theft. Some placed credit freezes with Equifax, TransUnion and Experian; however, this often came with a fee that many consumers didn’t want to pay. In a national survey, NerdWallet found that 71% of Americans had growing […]