According to new research released by Javelin Strategy and Research, more than 16 million people in the US were identity theft victims in 2017. Identity theft increased in 2017 over the previous year by approximately 1.3 million consumers. This report comes on the heels of news that over 150 million consumers, include those here in Las Vegas and Henderson, were victims of the Equifax Data Breach in late 2017.
This recent news makes it more important than ever for Las Vegas consumers to check their credit reports often to make sure they are not victims. If you notice any information on your credit report that is inaccurate, you have the right to dispute the incorrect credit information with the credit bureaus. If the credit bureaus and lenders fail to update this inaccurate information, you may bring claims against them at no cost to you under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act.