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What To Know About The Equifax Lawsuit Consider The Consumer

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Here’s What To Know About The Equifax Lawsuit

As 143 million compromised Equifax customers either scramble to freeze their credit, seek security services, or wait to see happens next, some are electing to take legal action. Attorneys throughout the U.S. have filed more than a dozen class action lawsuits against the credit bureau. Oakland, California-based Scott Cole & Associates filed a class action claiming “negligence, Read More


Credit Monitoring Consider The Consumer

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After Equifax Breach, Credit Monitoring Interest Spikes

In the wake of the Equifax security breach that exposed personal information for 143 million consumers, cybersecurity companies are seeing a to of business, as consumer credit monitoring interest is through the roof. Bloomberg News reports Equifax knew about its server vulnerabilities as early as March, when its systems were breached for the first time. Company officials Read More


Equifax Waited Months Consider The Consumer

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BREAKING: Equifax Waited Months Before Fixing Their Security Issues

Welp, the saga continues. After about a week’s worth of news damaging the company name, it surfaced this morning that Equifax waited months before finally admitting to having to fix a widely known vulnerability in its security software which enabled hackers to compromise the personal information of as many as 143 million US consumers. “We know that criminals Read More


things to remember after the equifax breach consider the consumer

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Things To Remember After The Equifax Breach

As everyone now knows, 143 million Americans had their personal data compromised during a two-month-long data breach at credit reporting agency Equifax earlier this year. Authorities are now reminding consumers to watch out for bad actors looking to profit from everyone’s worries about their newfound vulnerability. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Monday warned consumers to be vigilant against Read More


Sue Equifax Automatically Consider The Consumer

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Sue Equifax Automatically, With One Click

The entrepreneur behind DoNotPay, a free online chatbot that has successfully fought around 375,000 parking tickets in New York, Seattle, and the U.K., is launching a new service on Tuesday that will allow people to sue Equifax automatically, for $15,000, with one click. On September 7, Equifax revealed a massive cybersecurity breach that potentially exposed the Social Security numbers and Read More



Equifax's Help Site Can Harm Consumers Consider The Consumer

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Equifax’s Help Site Can Harm Consumers

Worried you may be affected by Equifax’s massive data breach? The credit bureau has set up a site, equifaxsecurity2017.com, that allows you to check whether your personal information was exposed. But regulators are becoming concerned that signing up for Equifax’s Help site can harm consumers. As a result, you may want to think twice about using Read More


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Equifax, TransUnion To Pay $23 Million

The Consumerist reports that the nation’s three largest credit reporting agencies — TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian — not only collect consumers’ financial information to assist lenders in gauging whether or not someone is qualified for a loan, fit for a job, or can afford a place to live, they also provide people with credit-related products and Read More


Scam Gram December 2017 Consider The Consumer

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A Consumer Action Scam Gram For The Month Of December

Below is this month’s Scam Gram! SCAM GRAM is Consumer Action’s monthly e-newsletter alerting you to the dirtiest players in the world of tech fraud, credit card scams, ID theft and general con-artistry. Don’t be fooled by liars, cheats and crooks—wise up with SCAM GRAM! Not jury duty agaaaaain! The feds are warning the public to be Read More


Trump Killed CFPB Arbitration Rule Consider The Consumer

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It’s Officially Official: Trump Killed The CFPB Arbitration Rule

It’s official. President Donald Trump killed the CFPB Arbitration Rule on Wednesday, taking away the chance that consumers may have had to file class actions against banks and other financial firms. The president signed a resolution passed by both houses of Congress under the Congressional Review Act that nullified the CFPB rule, which was released Read More