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EQUIFAX, INC. – CFPB Complaint

By on November 10, 2017

Date Received: 2017-07-27T00:00:00

Product: Other debt

Issue: Attempts to collect debt not owed

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: Equifax has reinserted a previously deleted account ( XXXX XXXX XXXX ). I ‘ve attached the information to this complaint. According to the FCRA : Section 611 ( a ) ( 5 ) ( B ) of the FCRA clearly outlines the rules regarding the reinsertion of negative information that had been removed in response to a customer dispute. ( B ) Requirements Relating to Reinsertion of Previously Deleted Material ( i ) Certification of accuracy of information. If any information is deleted from a consumers file pursuant to subparagraph ( A ), the information may not be reinserted in the file by the consumer reporting agency unless the person who furnishes the information certifies that the information is complete and accurate.26 ( ii ) Notice to consumer. If any information that has been deleted from a consumers file pursuant to subparagraph ( A ) is reinserted in the file, the consumer reporting agency shall notify the consumer of the reinsertion in writing not later than 5 business days after the reinsertion or, if authorized by the consumer for that purpose, by any other means available to the agency. ( iii ) Additional information. As part of, or in addition to, the notice under clause ( ii ), a consumer reporting agency shall provide to a consumer in writing not later than 5 business days after the date of the reinsertion ( I ) a statement that the disputed information has been reinserted ; ( II ) the business name and address of any furnisher of information contacted and the telephone number of such furnisher, if reasonably available, or of any furnisher of information that contacted the consumer reporting agency, in connection with the reinsertion of such information ; and ( III ) a notice that the consumer has the right to add a statement to the consumers file disputing the accuracy or completeness of the disputed information.27

Company: EQUIFAX, INC.

State/Zip: AZ 850XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

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Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 2587212

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