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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

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Jenkins & Clayman

Unfortunately, many consumers across the nation have seen their credit histories used against them in cases where a credit report is either irrelevant or completed without the consumer’s knowledge. The FTC is right to encourage the operators of these websites to review their business practices. If laws like the FCRA are not enforced with these sites, it may open the doors in the future for other agencies to exploit legal loopholes to run more reports without consumer consent.

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