Do You Know Your Rights If Your Identity Is Stolen?


Kudos to Time magazine for explaining how to correct the multiple layers and headaches involved with identity theft fraud.

Consumers have the right to a free credit report when they request a fraud alert and the right to dispute incorrect information on their credit reports.

But the article says some credit bureaus don’t always make it easy to do so:

“While about three-quarters of respondents were able to get disputes resolved in either one or two contacts, 24% had to contact the bureau three to five times and another 4% had to initiate six or more contacts to get their dispute ironed out. If you’re disputing information on your credit report, be persistent and follow up — as many times as you have to for a resolution.”

Read more here.


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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.