Category: Identity Theft/Credit Reporting

October 10, 2017 Posted By Daniel Schlanger

Update Re Recent Case Filings: Identity Theft, Auto Fraud, …

Proud to report that our work on behalf of victims of identity theft and auto fraud continue.

  • For information regarding our most recent identity theft filing (regarding a debt collector who sued our client for rental arrears after being informed that the “debt” was the result of identity theft), click here.
  • For information about our most recent undisclosed accident damage case, click here.

September 24, 2017 Posted By Daniel Schlanger

Kakalec & Schlanger, LLP Files Fair Credit Reporting Act Cases Against Consumer Reporting Agencies, Banks, And Auto Dealership In Connection With Identity Theft Scam

Kakalec & Schlanger, LLP recently filed suit against Equifax Information Services, Inc., Experian Information Solutions, Inc., American Honda Finance Corporation, Bank of America, First National Bank of Omaha, Municipal Credit Union, Valley National Bank, Manhattan Jeep Chrysler Dodge, Inc. and others in connection with a series of auto financing related identity thefts.   The suits are brought on behalf of  two New York consumers – a police officer and a retired detective – who allege that they suffered damage to their credit when credit bureaus, auto finance companies and auto dealerships were notified that the consumers’ identities had been stolen and their signatures forged on dozens of auto finance agreements and failed to respond properly.  The suits, Regan v. Equifax Information Services, Inc., et al. (17-cv-06166) and Tracey III v. Equifax Information Services, Inc., et al. (17-cv-06157), allege claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and state law, and are currently pending in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

These two related cases are examples of the firm’s recent advocacy on behalf of victims of identity theft.