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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Texas Company Will Pay $3 million to Settle FTC Charges That it Failed to Meet Accuracy Requirements for its Tenant Screening Reports

Mixing of consumers does not just happen on credit reports.  Tenant screening lists (and employment background checks) suffer from the same issues.
“You shouldn’t get turned down for an apartment because someone has the wrong information about you,” said Andrew Smith, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “This case shows that, especially with today’s tight rental market, we will hold tenant screening companies responsible for the accuracy of their reports.”  

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2018/10/texas-company-will-pay-3-million-settle-ftc-charges-it-failed

Our attorneys represent consumers with errors on tenant background checks, often on a contingency basis. Click here for details.


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