LOS ANGELES – A Long Beach resident claims that fraudulent charges are being reported on her national credit profiles.
Fadia Maarouf filed a complaint on May 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Citibank NA, Equifax Inc., Experian Information Solutions Inc. and Trans Union LLC alleging violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she is a victim of identity theft and that an unidentified party used her personal information to make charges on a Citibank account under her name. The suit states the account belongs to her, but "includes thousands of dollars in fraudulent charges incurred by the unknown identity thief."
The suit states the defendants are inaccurately reporting the Citibank account on her national credit profiles and that she submitted written disputes regarding the inaccuracies. She alleges the defendants failed to correct her credit report within 30 days of receiving the letter.
The plaintiff holds Citibank NA, Equifax Inc., Experian Information Solutions Inc. and Trans Union LLC responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to investigate plaintiff’s written dispute and failed to review all relevant information regarding the dispute.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants for award of actual, statutory and punitive damages; attorney's fees; costs; interest and further relief as the court deems proper. She is represented by Jordan Schnitzer of The Schnitzer Law Firm in Las Vegas, Nevada and Kevin L. Hernandez of Law Office of Kevin L. Hernandez in Henderson, Nevada.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:18-cv-03675