The city attorney for San Diego, David Elliott, has filed an Experian Unauthorized Charges lawsuit alleging that hackers have accessed 30 million consumer accounts. The IRS has also been implicated, saying that the breach resulted in the theft of nearly $65 million in fraudulent tax refunds. A spokesman for Experian did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But several other companies are liable for similar breaches.
Experian’s faulty procedures resulted in the mixing of files
A lawsuit against Experian has revealed that it had been mixing up consumers’ files, resulting in a mixed credit report. The plaintiff was denied credit based on her mixed file, even though she had significant derogatory accounts and bankruptcy. This wrongful act prevented the plaintiff from making purchases. In addition, Experian’s disclosure procedures tend to conceal the problem.
It failed to delete disputed inaccurate items of information from Hill-Green’s credit file
In the complaint, Hill-Green asserts three claims against Experian, two on behalf of Virginia-based class actions and one as an individual. The class claims focus on Experian’s use of the fraud-shield product and Hill-Green’s two disputes with the company. Both claims allege that Experian failed to delete disputed inaccurate items of information from Hill-Green’s credit file.
To make your dispute successful, you should send a letter to the credit reporting agency describing the information that you believe is inaccurate. You should include all relevant documentation to support your claims. You may also want to call the credit reporting agency for assistance. Although disputing inaccurate information doesn’t directly affect your credit score, it can negatively impact your credit score. The following steps are described in the dispute process.
If you do not receive a response from the agency within 5 business days, you can file a dispute. The agency will investigate the issue and provide a revised credit report within a week. Keep in mind that a dispute report must be within 100 words. A statement should be brief and concise. The bureau may require more information if you dispute it in the future.
It charged a monthly membership fee without the user’s knowledge or consent
If you are a consumer with an Experian account, you may have paid a membership fee that was not authorized. Experian has begun charging users a monthly membership fee without the user’s knowledge or consent. If you believe that you were charged a monthly membership fee, you may be able to recover money and damages. Experian has also been accused of causing other consumers’ credit reports to be inaccurate and outdated.