07/05/2022

In the News: Changes by Credit Reporting Bureaus Could Wipe Your Medical Debt From Your Credit Report

As of July 1, 2022, about 70% of medical debts will no longer be included in Americans' credit reports, providing relief to millions.

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07/05/2022


In the News: Changes by Credit Reporting Bureaus Could Wipe Your Medical Debt From Your Credit Report

In the News: Changes by Credit Reporting Bureaus Could Wipe Your Medical Debt From Your Credit Report

Mixing or splitting a file is one of the most common errors made by credit bureaus, as well as one of the biggest headaches for consumers.

01/04/2022


Why Is Someone Else’s Information Listed on My Credit Report?

From renting an apartment to taking out personal or business loans, credit reports play an important role in the lives of consumers. They’re often a determining factor in whether a bank or other lender makes a decision in favor of the consumer.

When the SSA enters an individual into its Death Master File, a special code called a deceased indicator is used to mark the consumer as dead. The indicator is then included in a consumer’s credit report, where it appears simply as “deceased.”

12/10/2021


How to Correct a Deceased Indicator on Your Credit Report

Each year in the United States, between 7,000 and 14,000 people are surprised to learn that they are deceased according to the Social Security Administration.

The picture shows a fraud thief who is trying to steal information. One's Social Security number, along with an address, is the most valuable piece of information identity thieves can get their hands on.

11/22/2021


Key Information Regarding Identity Theft

One's Social Security number, along with an address, is the most valuable piece of information identity thieves can get their hands on.

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11/17/2021


Why the Credit Bureaus Confuse Information Between Consumers

The real problem with credit reports is the astounding number of errors!

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11/02/2021


What are the early indicators of identity theft?

Several telltale signs can give away the fact you've been a victim of identity theft early.

A wedding ring.

10/27/2021


There is an error on my credit report. How can Consumer Attorneys help?

Thanks to Consumer Attorneys, a client was able to recover from multiple credit report errors.

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10/22/2021


Why should you file a police report after identity theft?

Does it serve a purpose if you don’t know how to find the thief?

A pile of money.

10/15/2021


Credit reporting errors strike victims when they least expect it

Consumer Attorneys has helped countless victims of credit reporting inaccuracies and is here for you.

A home that's ready to be purchased.

10/13/2021


How to protect your identity during the homebuying process

Six ways to secure your identity when buying a home

A doctor in a hospital.

08/31/2021


How does medical identity theft occur?

What to look out for to make sure it doesn’t happen to you

A man stealing data.

08/10/2021


Distinguishing credit card fraud from identity theft

The two are not the same thing

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