Zombie Debt and Tricks for Consumers To Bring Debts Back

The bureau estimates millions of consumers a year are contacted about zombie debts that are no longer legally enforceable. Critics say a new rule doesn’t go far enough to end the confusion. A proposal from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could spark a fight about what should happen to consumers’ old debt. Debt collectors lose…

Equifax Class Action Alleges Inaccurate Credit Report

Class action Alleges: Equifax Information Services, Bank of America and General Motors Financial Company have been hit with a class-action lawsuit from a consumer who claims she is a victim of inaccurate credit reporting by Equifax. Plaintiff Bella Rabinowitv says she disputed an inaccurate item associated with Bank of America and GM Financial that appeared…

Equifax Data Breach Still Causing Problems for Credit Reports

Mistakes on your credit report could cost you thousands: How to fix them Data Breach The Equifax data breach came to light back in September 2017 — and consumers are still fuming. Complaints about credit reporting, credit repair services and issues such as errors on individual consumer credit reports made up 43% of all the…

Here’s How Much Money Bad Credit Will Really Cost You

Bad credit can have some costly repercussions. It’s no secret that bad credit can cost you money, but what consumers often don’t realize is just how expensive it can be. Your credit score will obviously come into play whenever you’re borrowing money, and it can also affect monthly expenses, such as your auto insurance premiums….

This woman says Equifax mixed up her father’s credit report and ‘destroyed’ his life — and now she hopes to convince a jury

 Equifax mixed up: James Rennick was in desperate need of money to help his ailing wife, but an incorrect credit report stood in his way, this lawsuit alleges A mortgage broker said there was a problem with James Rennick’s Equifax and Experian credit reports. That was the start of an ordeal consumer advocates say is…

Credit bureaus draw the most consumer complaints to the CFPB

CFPB: Credit reports were the most-complained-about product in 2018, an analysis of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau database finds. The three major credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, were the most-complained-about companies last year. Mistakes on their reports can result in consumers paying more for credit or getting turned down for a job or mortgage. Getting…

4 Credit Bureau Data Breaches that Predate the 2017 Equifax Hack

Credit Bureau Credit Bureau: Equifax made headlines on September 7, 2017, when it announced its discovery of a data breach earlier in the year. In the security incident, computer criminals leveraged a “U.S. website application vulnerability” to view some of the consumer credit reporting agency’s files, access which helped them compromise 143 million U.S. consumers’…

Credit Bureaus Dominate CFPB Complaints

New Study Shows Credit Bureaus dominate Regularly Lead The Complaint List Created in July 2010, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has been a welcome advocate for consumers wronged by businesses and financial institutions. In its short lifetime, the agency has fielded 1.5 million consumer complaints, publishing just fewer than 1.2 million of them in…