Mistakes that aren't so harmless
Lawmakers say consumers need more protection on credit-report errors By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- If you've got an error on your credit report, you're not alone. And if you've had trouble fixing that mistake, you also have plenty of company. But Congress wants to see new rules that would make correcting credit errors easier for consumers.
...The agencies are "uninterested... in ensuring accuracy or responding to consumers," because they get paid by providing reports to customers, such as credit grantors, employers and landlords, rather than individual consumers", said Chi Chi Wu, a staff attorney with the National Consumer Law Center.
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