Many consumers feel growing concern about their privacy. As news stories on data breaches emerge almost weekly, consumers are anxious about which of their information is out there and who can see it. An increasing number of consumers closely monitor their credit report to find out who is looking at their credit. This webinar will teach lawyers to identify when access to a consumer’s credit report is permissible and when such access gives rise to claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). This webinar is geared to beginner and intermediate attorneys with a basic understanding of the FCRA and who are interested in litigating impermissible claim cases.
What You Will Learn
- What types of people or companies can access a consumer’s credit reports
- What types of information are contained in consumer credit reports
- How to recognize violations of the FCRA for unpermitted access to a consumer report
Larry P. Smith is a consumer attorney, handling matters involving the FCRA, FDCPA, EFTA as well as state consumer fraud/UDAP matters for over 18 years. He is the Managing Partner at SmithMarco, P.C. which he established in 2005. Mr. Smith has tried dozens of consumer rights cases to verdict in the state and federal courts of Illinois, Georgia and Wisconsin and has arbitrated over 700 cases. Additionally, he has amicably resolved over 4000 consumer fraud, FCRA and FDCPA cases via settlement.