Fair Credit Reporting Act Lawyers
Credit Dispute Attorney
Employers, lenders, creditors, and landlords can screen applicants using credit reports provided by credit bureaus and credit reporting agencies. These agencies track information about your fiscal life and sell it to different companies that may be interested in that information. Currently, agencies like Experian, Trans Union and Equifax dominate the credit reporting industry. Call our Florida Credit Report Lawyers today.
Credit Report Error Lawyer
Can A Lawyer Fix Your Credit Report?
- Did you get a Notice of Adverse Action Letter?
The information they collect can determine a lot of things. Unfortunately, the credit reports provided by these agencies are not always accurate. This may negatively impact your ability to get a loan, buy or rent a house, and get a job. These credit bureaus and companies that report credit information sometimes allow consumers to report inaccurate information.
Suing Creditor For Incorrect Reporting
After reporting the agency is supposed to check with the associated company and correct the error. But since they rarely correct those errors or inaccuracies, you may need to hire a lawyer who can help you file a lawsuit against the agencies.
Protection For Consumers
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federal law that ensures accuracy, fairness, and privacy of consumer information contained in the files of consumer reporting agencies.
This means that not only can you insist that your credit report completely and accurately reflects your credit history, but also ensure that report can only be viewed by parties authorized to do so.
When To Hire An FCRA Lawyer
If you lost a job, loan or other opportunity because incorrect information placed by credit report agencies in your credit report, you can benefit from the many remedies provided by the FCRA. Generally, you can benefit from these remedies if you:
- Discover someone has got access to your private information without your approval
- Notice unfamiliar accounts
- Find signs of identity theft
- Realize that another person’s data is in your credit report
- Notice incorrect entries by credit furnishers and creditors
- Find old or obsolete information and more
People with common names may also be issued with credit report with another consumer’s information. You can describe it as a case of mistaken identity. Someone can also steal your identity leading to a number of negative updates and information that you do not recognize being added to your report. An experienced lawyer can advise you on what to do if your identity has been stolen. When you are looking at your credit report make sure you look if there are any debts reported that are not yours. Find out if debt that you already settled is still reported as owing.
When Your Identity Is Stolen
Your social security number, credit card and bank account numbers, telephone numbers and other personal information should only be accessible to appropriate authorities. Other information that can be used for identity theft includes:
- Voice codes
- Retina scans
- Date of birth
- Finger prints
An identity thief can use any of this information to try and profit from your good credit history. For example, a thief can use your credit number to buy a lot of expensive stuff that can leave you in debt and with a bad credit score. Your lawyer will review your case, listen to your concerns, and find the most aggressive solution for your particular case.