A Florida attorney has filed a lawsuit against Equifax petitioning for relief under Florida's Credit Freeze and Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act, which can provide Equifax victims an alternative tool in seeking relief from the credit monitoring agency, he maintained.
Credit breach victims living or doing business in Florida can send a certified letter seeking relief to credit monitoring agencies like Equifax and demand an unconditional credit freeze on their file, yet still remain compliant with the state's credit laws, attorney Matthew Weidner with Weidner Law said in a statement.
Weidner filed his lawsuit after failing to obtain a freeze on his credit file after several unsuccessful phone call discussions with an Equifax customer service representative, who he alleges repeatedly hung up on him.
The attorney also advises Equifax victims to reject any credit monitoring service or resolution offered by Equifax, which recently faced controversy over its "forced arbitration" clause that came with its free credit-monitoring service offer. He also advises Equifax breach victims to forego joining a class-action lawsuit because of the lengthy legal process.
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