Identity Theft Protection Company LifeLock Fined $100 Million for Deceptive Sales Practices

Identity theft protection services company LifeLock® has been in trouble for deceptive practices and misleading consumers in the past but lately have been taking even more heat than before. In 2010, LifeLock entered into a settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission after it was accused of making false claims regarding the effectiveness of its … Read more

Ultimate Credit Score Guide

Ultimate Credit Score Guide from Eric Stephenson Understanding your credit score and what factors impact that score are crucial tools for building a healthy credit rating. Your credit score determines how much you will pay in interest rates to borrow money or even whether you will even get financing in the first place. Credit reports … Read more

Chase Fined $216 Million for Illegally Robo-Signing Affidavits and Selling Zombie Debts

  If you owe JPMorgan Chase for a zombie debt or if Portfolio Recovery, LVNV Funding, Midland Funding, or other junk debt buyer has filed a lawsuit against you to collect a Chase debt, you may be able to get your lawsuit thrown out of court. On July 8, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau … Read more

FICO Credit Score Guide: Understanding Your Rating Profile

Understanding your credit rating is critical to sound financial management. Your credit score is a direct reflection of how well you manage debt. It impacts interest rates, lending decisions, employment possibilities, and even whether or not you can obtain an insurance policy. Five components used to calculate your FICO Score FICO Scores are based on … Read more

Fake Debt Collection Call Scams

Fake debt collection call scams are becoming a serious problem for consumers across the country. Some of these calls are from collection agencies collecting actual debt but many of these calls are fake. Our investigations have shown that many of these fake collector calls originate after a consumer applies for a payday loan online or … Read more

How to Dispute Errors in Your Credit Report

Credit report errors are far too common. Indeed, studies suggest that as many as 25 percent of credit reports could contain serious errors. The most common errors are identity errors, incorrect account information, and fraudulent accounts. There are certainly many other kinds of errors but these are the most prevalent. Identity Errors Identity errors occur … Read more

Identity Theft Debt Collection

Identity theft debt collection causes millions of Americans undue financial and emotional hardship every year. Debt collectors can be ruthless in their efforts to collect debt and are often skeptical and unsympathetic when a consumer claims to be a victim of identity theft. Restoring your credit after your identity is stolen can take time, money, … Read more

Used Car Buying Tips

Bill Gephardt posted an article on KSL warning consumers of the dangers of buying a used car. Gephardt’s warning arises mostly because Utah has no lemon law that applies to the purchase of a used car. Buyer beware is the watchword. Gephardt is right that if you purchase a used car and its engine explodes … Read more



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