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Credit bureaus slapped for reporting errors, shady marketing

Brady Porche

Credit report errors are a nightmare for consumers — but they can also cause severe headaches for credit bureaus. Mississippi’s attorney general this month announced Equifax, Experian and TransUnion must pay the state a total of $7.2 million and overhaul…
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Naming baby after yourself can cause credit mix-ups

Brady Porche

Expecting a baby? Be careful of the name you choose — your kid could get teased at school or worse, suffer credit report headaches as an adult. With a handful of time-tested exceptions, parents’ taste in baby names has evolved…
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Senate proposal targets credit report errors

Kelly Dilworth

It’s not always easy to get stubborn credit report errors permanently cleared from a report. But if a group of Democratic senators get their way, consumers will one day have a much easier time forcing legitimate errors off their reports.
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CFPB: Consumers still battling credit report errors

Kelly Dilworth

Despite improvements to the credit report dispute system, consumers are still having a hard time getting credit report errors fixed.
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Credit report errors hamper health insurance enrollment

Kelly Dilworth

You may have trouble getting your identity verified when you apply for health insurance through the online Federal Marketplace if there are errors on your credit report.

The government-run website Healthcare.gov uses identity-verification services provided by credit reporting agency Experian and, according to numerous reports, lots of people are having a hard time proving to the government-run site that they are who they say they are.

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