Who Digs Up Your Credit Score? You'd Be Surprised

Kalwarski, Tara
December 2004
Money;Dec2004, Vol. 33 Issue 12, p32
The article informs about who has access to credit records. Guess who's peeking at your credit records lately. And it's all perfectly legal. Judges, employers and landlords. Credit scores are now used in courthouses, workplaces and rental offices to assess your character. And the three-digit scores (670 or more is excellent) are used to see how much child support or rent you can afford. Companies calculate their internal insurance scores from a credit report, paying specific attention to debt and other black marks. Statistical data show that people with poor credit records file more claims. All the more reason to double-check your reports from the three credit agencies. Buy all three reports for $39 at myfico.com. Or snag a freebie: A new law will make annual reports free by late next year.


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