Identity Theft

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Identity Theft: Legal Help

A Publication of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse

21. Legal help.

You may want to consult an attorney to determine legal action to take against creditors, credit bureaus, and/or debt collectors if they are not cooperative in removing fraudulent entries from your credit report or if negligence is a factor.

Call the local Bar Association (www.abanet.org/premartindale.html), a Legal Aid office in your area (for low-income households), or the National Association of Consumer Advocates (www.naca.net) to find an attorney who specializes in consumer law, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the Fair Credit Billing Act.

 

 

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