FCRA Violation

Equifax is being sued for mixing the credit file of one man with the credit file of the man's father.

Equifax is being sued for mixing the credit file of one man with the credit file of the man's father.

Equifax is being sued for violated in Fair Credit Reporting Act

Earlier this year, Cento Law filed a complaint against Equifax for mixing the credit report of the plaintiff with information belonging to the plaintiff's father.

The plaintiff was first alerted to the mixed credit file when he was eighteen years old. At the time he was living at his parents and working. The alert came when he received a letter that was attached to his paycheck. The letter was from a county auditors office and its purpose was to inform the plaintiff that his wages were going to be garnished due to unpaid property taxes. Eventually the plaintiff learned that the property taxes in question were actually taxes levied against a man that he shared the same name with, his father.

As time went by, plaintiff was able to obtain a loan for a vehicle. He paid his loan on time with the hope of creating good credit. Two years later...

CFPB Takes Action Against General Information Services and e-Background-checks.com for various violations of the FCRA

The CFPB has ordered two of the largest employment background screening providers (General Information Services and its affiliate, e-Background-checks.com, Inc.) to pay $10.5 million in relief to consumers and pay $2.5 million in civil penalties for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) resulting from the reporting of “serious inaccuracies.”

Duke Energy Reported False Credit Info on 500,000 + Customers

Cento Law is currently investigating Duke Energy for potential violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Last week, the US's largest electric power holding company, Duke Energy, issued a press release notifying customers of a payment reporting error.  The inaccurate reporting dates back to 2010. Approximately 500,000 Duke Energy customers in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky have been affected.

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