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These Are Credit Reporting Agencies You Can Hold Accountable

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has just released this list of consumer reporting companies that can be held accountable. The list identifies dozens of specialty reporting companies that collect and sell access to people’s data, including individuals’ finances, employment, check writing histories, or rental history records, often without their knowledge. Using the list, people … Read more

Tenant Screening Firm Failed to Produce Accurate Background Reports

A California-based company that provides background reports to property management companies will pay $4.25 million as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations the firm failed to follow reasonable procedures to ensure the accuracy of its reports about potential tenants. In a complaint filed by the Department of Justice on behalf … Read more