Stop Identity Fraud Debt Collections

Identity fraud can be financially and emotionally devastating. According to some studies, victims of identity theft suffer the same emotional harm suffered by victims of violent crime. Even those that don’t, still suffer from devastating financial loss and a massive consumption of time to repair the damage done to their credit. Here are a few … Read more

Identity Fraud Reaches Record High Numbers

Identity fraud increased 16 percent in 2016 with a record 15.4 million Americans falling prey to one form of identity theft or another according to the new 2017 Identity Fraud Study from Javelin Strategy & Research. The total amount stolen in 2016 also increased to $16 billion dollars. Card-not-present online fraud saw the biggest increase … Read more

CFPB Debt Collection Survey

Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its recently completed Consumer Experiences with Debt Collection survey. The survey provides a comprehensive insight into consumer experiences with debt collection activity which occurs when a debt collector, collection attorney, or collection agency contacts consumers to collect unpaid debts. These debts include various past due loan and bill … Read more

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



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