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

January 24th, 2019

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 […]

How to Avoid Identity Theft Over the Internet and Protect Yourself on Social Media

December 20th, 2018

With recent reports of data breaches at Facebook and Google Plus, the general public is now calling on major social media networks to redefine how they collect and use the information that’s published on a user’s profile. Many users are now realizing how easy it is for identity theft through social networking to occur. How […]

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 […]