II (second contact attempt)

The blogosphere simmers while Ben Stein summers.


The official Whac-a-Mole


From: Greg Fisher 
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2009 10:49 PM
To: Nate Allard, Media First Public Relations; Ryan M. Wines, R2C Group
Subject: FW: credit score, employers, II


Please reply. 


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Countdown to when Experian removes statement about employers using scores

Return here to find out when Experian removed its statement that employers use credit scores.

Here is the statement:

“Credit scoring helps potential lenders, landlords, and employers quickly gauge an applicant’s credit history.”

At the bottom of the page Experian implores, “Contact Us – If this doesn’t answer your question please contact us.”

By all means, contact them.

The domains and are part of Experian’s out-of-control pile of web addresses.

From: Greg Fisher []
Sent: Sunday, July 26, 2009 9:18 PM
Subject: credit score, employers, Experian,

You state, ”Credit scoring helps potential lenders, landlords, and employers quickly gauge an applicant’s credit history.”

After the tongue-lashing you took at, you should consider a different line of work.

What is the name of an employer who uses credit scores? and Ben Stein: Employers use credit scores

Consumer reporting agencies Equifax, TransUnion and Experian all state that they do not provide credit scores for employment screening.

But in a television commercial for, spokesman Ben Stein states, “Whether you’re in a financial hole, or just want to get a loan, a better interest rate, or a new job, you’re at the mercy of your credit scores.”

From: Greg Fisher
Sent: Friday, July 24, 2009 10:36 AM
To: Nate Allard, Media First Public Relations
Subject: credit score, employers,


You wrote, “Of his new role as commercial spokesperson for, Mr. Stein said…  Poor scores can cost people higher interest rates on loans and credit cards or even cost them a job.’


Who indicates that credit scores are used in employment?

Wikipedia Credit Karma/FICO baloney

The 4-year mess continues.  But, how long will it take the collective brain of the world to figure out this one?

Genius contributes:  “Credit Karma will provide the FICO score from TransUnion for free, but will not provide the actual credit report.”

But, as any idiot can see, at the “wiki” about Credit Karma:

Credit Karma provides users with a proprietary credit score model. The scoring is on a scale of 300 to 850 which is the same scale as FICO Score from Fair Issac Corporation.

And, what a coincidence!  The Credit Karma score scale is exactly the same as the FICO!  No wonder the wiki is whack. 

The editors were duped again by just another Fake-O flim flam.