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Reporting about You

What data is being reported about me?

Find out for free (and how we can help you take action if it's wrong).

Consumer reporting agencies exist to collect and sell data about consumers.  That includes you.  Most consumers are familiar with the big three credit bureaus -- Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union -- that report credit information.  But did you know that there are dozens upon dozens of specialty bureaus reporting information ranging from criminal background data, medical records, and housing history relating to tenants and landlords?

Why Should a Consumer Care about His or Her Consumer File?   In One Word: Errors.

These reporting agencies are notorious for reporting inaccurate information.  And your file often is referenced when you apply for credit, employment, housing, or insurance.  Errors in your file can lead to denials or unfavorable terms.

Obtaining Your Free File Disclosures

Part I -- Obtaining Your Credit Reports for Free

Visit annualcreditreport.com to obtain your free credit reports.

Part II -- Obtaining Your Specialty Reporting Agency Files (in most cases, for free)

Here is your three-step action plan:

  1. Visit each company's website and follow its instructions to obtain your free file disclosure.  
  2. Review it carefully upon receipt.  
  3. Contact us immediately if the disclosure contains inaccurate negative information about you.

Option 1: A list of available specialty consumer reporting agencies is available here:

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201604_cfpb_list-of-consumer-reporting-companies.pdf

Option 2: The following list of direct links makes it easier for you to take advantage of your legal rights to (1) obtain the information in your consumer reports and (2) dispute report inaccuracies with companies as needed.

Experian, Equifax, Trans Union

Employment Screening

Accurate Background

American Databank

Backgroundchecks.com

Employee Screen

First Advantage

General Information Services, Inc. (GIS)

HireRight

Info Cubic

IntelliCorp

OPENonline

Pre-employ.com

SterlingBackcheck

Trak 1

The Work Number

Tenant screening

Contemporary Information Corp. (CIC)

CoreLogic SafeRent

Experian RentBureau

First Advantage Corporation Resident History Report

LeasingDesk (Real Page, Inc.)

Screening Reports, Inc.

Tenant Data Services

TransUnion Rental Screening Solutions

Check and bank screening

Certegy Check Services

ChexSystems

Early Warning Services

TeleCheck Services

Personal property insurance

C.L.U.E. Inc. (Personal Property & Auto Reports)

Drivers History

Insurance Information Exchange (iiX)

Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) (A-PLUS Property Reports)

Medical

MIB, Inc.

Milliman IntelliScript  

Low-income and subprime

Clarity Services

DataX

FactorTrust

MicroBilt / PRBC

CoreLogic Teletrack

Supplementary reports

CoreLogic Credco

Innovis

LexisNexis Risk Solutions

SageStream

Utilities

National Consumer Telecom & Utilities Exchange

Retail

The Retail Equation

Gaming

Certegy Gaming Services

 

 




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