Identity Theft

Are you in the Equifax Data Breach? DO NOT sign up with their website!! – Alabama Credit Reporting Attorney Judson E. Crump was created by Equifax in response to the hack.  But asking for their help requires you to waive your rights to sue them.  Don’t fall for it. When the news broke that Equifax had let the personal information of millions of Americans get stolen by hackers, the giant data […]

“Asset Recovery Associates” sued for FDCPA and Fair Credit Violations

Financial Credit Service, Inc., also known as “Asset Recovery Associates, Inc.” has been sued in Alabama for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act. Our client is a recently retired docks worker.  He has good credit, good income, and has made it a practice of […]

Alabama Woman Sues Nationwide Credit Reporting Agencies for False Credit Reporting – Alabama Fair Credit Reporting Attorney Judson E. Crump

Fair Credit Reporting Act Lawsuit Filed against TransUnion, Experian, and JPMorgan Chase Bank On June 21, 2017, we filed the case of Savage v. Chase, TransUnion, & Equifax in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama.  Our client was the victim of identity theft.  Somehow, an unknown individual […]

Private Information Posted Online? Here’s How to Fight Back – Alabama Consumer Rights Attorney Judson E. Crump

If Someone Posts Private Photos, Videos, or Documents Online, You Can Fight Back in our last post, we discussed online defamation and what you can do about it if it happens to you. Today, I want to address the issue of online privacy and all the problems that can arise […]

Caselaw Flashback: The Tattoo Parlor Slander Case – Alabama Consumer Rights Attorney Judson E. Crump

Tanner v. Ebbole – The Tattoo Parlor Slander Case I can’t open Facebook without seeing blatantly false political “news” and other alarmist garbage every time I scroll down my news feed. And I know that politics and the health benefits of essential oils and saran wrap aren’t the only thing people lie […]

Fixing Identity Theft, Part Three: When to Hire a Lawyer – Alabama Consumer Credit Attorney Judson E Crump

So you’ve written a dispute to the creditor or debt collector who is asking you to pay money on an account you never opened or for purchases you never made.  And you’ve placed an initial fraud alert on your credit reports and reviewed them and written dispute letters to the […]

Dealing with Identity Theft, Part Two: Fixing your Credit Reports – Alabama Consumer Credit Attorney Judson E Crump 2

2.  Contact a Credit Reporting Agency and Place an Initial Fraud Alert If you’ve been the victim of Identity Theft, you are entitled to a free credit report from each of the major credit bureaus.  First, though, you have to place an initial fraud alert with one of the them, […]

How do you respond to identity theft? Part One. – Alabama Consumer Credit Attorney Judson E Crump 2

Identity theft is no joke.  It happens all the time and it will probably happen to you at least once before you die. Identity theft can come in various forms, but the most common (and, fortunately, the least seriously damaging) is when the identity thief somehow obtains enough of your […]