Getting a Canceled Debt Off A Credit Report

Debt collectors have a new swindle: trying to collect a canceled debt the consumer no longer owes. The creditor will forgive the debt, cancel it and send the consumer an IRS form 1099-C (see sample here), which should forever settle that the debt is canceled. But some...
Stop Fraud, Don’t Just Complain About It

Stop Fraud, Don’t Just Complain About It

A friend shared this letteron Facebook, and I immediately suspected fraud. She knew she could share it on Facebook and embarrass the sender. She didn’t know what else she could do. Would you? Fortunately, I saw it and let her know where else she could report the...

Williston Law Firm’s “Most Wanted”

Thank you for taking a few minutes to review our current “most wanted” list. These are cases that are of the most interest to our firm at this time. Most of these involve issues that are affecting large numbers of consumers, so if we can identify clients...

Errors on your credit reports

John Oliver’s short, irreverent but informative piece on errors on your credit report. We help many consumers fix these errors, but John’s explanation is more entertaining than anything we could think up. If you think you have an error on your credit...