Was your identity stolen by the recent Yahoo Hack?

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Yahoo was recently hacked and millions of identities were stolen.  Was yours?  If you are a Yahoo user and are unsure of whether you are a victim of identity theft, here are some tips for you to minimize any potential … Continue reading

Is your Smartphone stealing your identity?

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Most Americans own a Smartphone.  We use Smartphones for everything from posting to social media to email and mobile banking.  Some of our most personal and private information is accessed and sometimes stored on our Smartphones.  While most Smartphones have … Continue reading

Prevent Identity Theft while Shopping

Identity Theft

As we approach the biggest shopping day of the year, it is important to remember that it is also a big day for thieves to cash in on unsuspecting victims.  Black Friday and Cyber Monday are big days for shoppers … Continue reading

How the new FTC Identity Theft Report works…or not

Identity Theft

Identity theft is still one of the fastest growing problems in America.  It’s not showing any signs of slowing down.  As an identity theft attorney, I can tell you that most identity theft that we see happens with one family … Continue reading

Wells Fargo FINED $185 million for opening bogus accounts

We usually think of banks as conservative, upright corporate citizens simply doing their best to screw the public.  Far fetched?  Not today.  http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/09/08/wells-fargo-fined-185m-over-unauthorized-accounts/90003212/ The Consumer Financial Protection Board has fined Wells Fargo $185 million for trying to boost up its demand … Continue reading

How to keep safe from Identity Thieves

Identity Theft

Identity thieves are running rampant in the United States. They used to target individuals only, but in recent years, have set their goals much higher. Just ask Target, Blue Cross and even United State Department of Office of Personnel Management. … Continue reading

Identity Theft is still on the rise…unfortunately. Be prepared when it happens to you.

Gary Nitzkin, Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyer

According to the Federal Trade Commission, its number one complaint from consumers in 2014, was identity theft.  This crime has been on a meteoric rise since the 1990s.  You can blame computers and the internet for its stellar rise in … Continue reading

Interstate Laws for Debt Collection

The scenario of a debt collector from a Michigan creditor knocking on the door of a Virginia debtor is so surreal that it could occur only in an imaginary situation. In reality, interstate debt collection activities are by remote communications … Continue reading

Where Does Michigan Stack Up Against the Rest of The Country in Identity Theft?

With the accumulating information available on eah person, identity theft has become an increasing threat. Thousands of people a year are affected by this crime. Their personal information is used in a myriad of ways without their consent. Here is … Continue reading

7 of the Largest Identity Theft Crimes

There are many ways to commit identity theft. Unfortunately, identity theft happens every day all over the world. Some of the most popular ways to commit identity theft are filing false tax refunds, medical identity, through credit cards, and even … Continue reading

Common Identity Theft Myths

Identity theft is a real problem that millions of Americans face on a yearly basis. Not only does identity theft lead to severe intrusion into your personal life, but it can have repercussions on your finances too. According to Daily … Continue reading

Tax Identity Theft – What to do if you are a victim

Gary Nitzkin, Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyer

Our office helps people whose identities have been stolen by thieves.  Our credit repair services are limited to fixing credit on credit reports.  We don’t work on tax identity theft. Take heart.  The Internal Revenue Service has a great website … Continue reading

What are the Types of Identity Theft Forms I Need to Fill Out?

Similar to adults, thousands of children across the United States are no strangers to identity theft. Thieves often steal social security numbers from children to help them apply for government benefits, obtain a loan or new credit cards, and can … Continue reading

Child Identity Theft : How Serious Is It?

Child Identity Theft

Identity theft is a huge problem for adults – but did you know that it is actually around 50 times more likely for a child to have their identity stolen? This, according to Kenneth Abbey of the Federal Trade Commission, … Continue reading

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