Was Your Credit Affected by a New Fingerhut Account?
Welcome back! This week, attorneys are investigating whether the new accounts Fingerhut reportedly opened for its customers back in 2022 had a negative impact on their credit and whether Wells Fargo sent some homeowners threatening and potentially illegal letters. Attorneys are also looking into certain Skip Hop baby gates following reports that they can open with little force.
We’ll round things out with a new lawsuit that alleges J. Crew unlawfully requires shoppers to provide personal data at checkout. Keep reading for the latest.
In March 2022, Fingerhut changed financing partners and, as part of that transition, reportedly opened new accounts for its customers and closed the old ones. Unfortunately, some customers have said that the new Fingerhut Fetti accounts have adversely affected their credit. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org believe that Fingerhut may not have had the authority to open these new accounts and that consumers may be owed up to $1,000 under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Learn how you can join others taking action here.
Parents and caregivers have been reporting that Skip Hop’s Playview Retractable Mesh Gate has a tendency to open with a simple lean, push or kick, potentially putting children in danger. Now, attorneys are looking into whether a defect is to blame and, if so, whether a class action can be filed. If filed and successful, a lawsuit could allow consumers to get back some of the money they spent on the baby gate and force the manufacturer to recall the product and provide a free fix. If you bought Skip Hop’s Playview Retractable Mesh Gate and had it open unexpectedly, head to this page for the details.
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Attorneys have reason to suspect that Wells Fargo may have sent letters to some homeowners that contained potentially false and misleading statements intended to intimidate borrowers into making immediate payments – including by threatening loan acceleration and foreclosure. The attorneys are now looking into whether a class action lawsuit can be filed against Wells Fargo over possible violations of federal debt collection law. Did you receive a letter from Wells Fargo stating that your mortgage loan could be accelerated if you didn’t pay the overdue amount by a certain date? If so, read more here.
A proposed class action lawsuit claims J. Crew requires in-store credit card customers to provide their email address or phone number supposedly to finish the checkout process, only to turn around and use the data for marketing purposes. While J. Crew has been “very vocal” about the need for electronic receipts, the retailer has “feign[ed] a concern for the environment to invade its customers’ privacy,” flood their inboxes and sell their personal data to third parties, the case alleges. The complaint states that the retail giant’s uniform “data harvesting policy” violates state credit card privacy laws that prohibit retailers from demanding certain forms of private consumer data as a “perceived condition” of processing a credit card transaction. Read more here.
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