credit score, employers, HubPages

From: Greg Fisher [mailto:greg@creditscoring.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 12:46 PM
To: Pia Chatterjee, public relations manager, HubPages
Subject: credit score, employers, HubPages

See this message and your response at http://blog.creditscoring.com/?p=2417.  

You published, “Being denied a job based on a credit score is not uncommon, especially if the position requires employees to handle customer personal information such as credit card numbers.”

Asked for your source, your writer said: “Wow. Are you actually getting feisty over this? Ask Carol Biaggi, she says it in the youtube video. My company does check.”

However, in the video, Ms. Biaggi says, merely, “Your credit can be the difference between getting or not getting that mortgage, car loan, credit card, or even that job you want as even employers are looking more and more at credit history.”

Your writer does not name her company.

The consumer reporting agencies do not provide credit scores for employment purposes.  Indeed, elsewhere, one of the people in the video on your page even calls it horribly false, and the myth of the decade.

What correction will you make?


Greg Fisher
The Credit Scoring Site
creditscoring.com
PO Box 342
Dayton, Ohio  45409-0342

credit score, employers, Bankrate, 2011-08-16

From: Greg Fisher [mailto:greg@creditscoring.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 10:37 AM
To: Janna Herron, Bankrate.com
Subject: credit score, employers, Bankrate, 2011-08-16

See this message at http://blog.creditscoring.com/?p=2415.  

You wrote, “That includes when you or your employer pulls your credit report or score.”

Do you mean that employers can obtain credit reports and credit scores?


Greg Fisher
The Credit Scoring Site
creditscoring.com
PO Box 342
Dayton, Ohio  45409-0342

UK, credit score, employers, Stirling Observer

From: Greg Fisher [mailto:greg@creditscoring.com]
Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2011 10:29 PM
To: Donald Morton, deputy editor, Stirling Observer
Subject: UK, credit score, employers, Stirling Observer

See this message and your response at http://blog.creditscoring.com/?p=2408.

You published, “Employers may check your credit score, and read your credit report to find out more about you.”

Who is your source regarding credit score use by employers?


Greg Fisher
The Credit Scoring Site
creditscoring.com
PO Box 342
Dayton, Ohio, US,  45409-0342

creditscoring.com beats Federal Reserve again

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credit score, employers, promotions, Gannett, Detroit Free Press

From: Greg Fisher [mailto:greg@creditscoring.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 6:52 AM
To: Jennifer Dixon, staff writer, Detroit Free Press, Gannett
Subject: credit score, employers, Gannett, Detroit Free Press

See this message and your response at http://blog.creditscoring.com/?p=2393.

You wrote, “They will likely take a hit to their credit score, which can affect jobs because some employers check credit scores before hiring or promoting workers.

Who is your source regarding credit score use by employers?


Greg Fisher
The Credit Scoring Site
creditscoring.com

PO Box 342
Dayton, Ohio  45409-0342

News tip on a silver platter: Experian uses the jobs and credit scores myth again

First, Experian gets blasted by a U.S. senator and the FTC over its goofy FreeCreditReport.com ads.

Next, in a brilliant, original marketing strategy, Experian creates a whole new thing (with another band) at FreeCreditScore.com.

Then, on August 9, from its FreeCreditScore.com Twitter account, Experian tweets

http://mashable.com/2011/08/09/lin… to help get you closer to that job offer (the one that requires a background check complete with credit score!).

[direct link to the Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/FCSdotcom/status/100998248868741120]

Meanwhile, John Peace, the guy in charge (who just passed the second anniversary of his resignation), is knighted.

Journalists, news organizations, bloggers (at least the ones with guts)–here’s your chance.  Your question for Experian: What job offer requires a credit score?

Ask it, and then just step back and let the fun begin!

But wait, there’s more.  And, even moreAnd more, still.

[Direct link to the Tweet:

McClatchy repeats credit score employers myth through multiple media outlets

[see the previous exchange, and another McClatchy writer’s honorable response to a similar dispute)

From: Greg Fisher [mailto:greg@creditscoring.com]
Sent: Friday, August 05, 2011 12:24 PM
To: Claudia Buck, personal finance writer/columnist, Sacramento Bee, McClatchy Co.
Cc: Peter Tira, communications director, The McClatchy Company; Elaine Lintecum, treasurer, McClatchy Co.; Scott Lebar, senior editor, McClatchy Co., Sacramento Bee; Jerry Egan, deputy business editor, McClatchy Co., Sacramento Bee; Mary Lynne Vellinga, Sacramento Bee, McClatchy Co.; Cheryl Dell, publisher and president, Sacramento Bee, McClatchy Co.; George Le Masurier, publisher, The Olympian, McClatchy Co.; Mark Owings, president and publisher, Bellingham Herald, McClatchy Co.; Bruce G. Ray, president & publisher, The Tribune, McClatchy Co.; Rufus Friday, president and publisher, Lexington Herald-Leader, McClatchy Co.
Subject: RE: credit score, employers, McClatchy Co., Sacramento Bee, FICO claim III

The information you prepared is repeated on these pages:

http://www.theolympian.com/2011/07/25/1736898/loan-rejections-soon-to-come-with.html

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/07/25/2115361/loan-rejections-soon-to-come-with.html

http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2011/07/25/1981488/loan-rejections-soon-to-come-with.html

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2011/07/25/1578870/loan-rejections-soon-to-come-with.html

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2011/07/25/1694742/loan-rejections-soon-to-come-with.html

http://www.kentucky.com/2011/07/25/1823496_loan-rejections-soon-to-come-with.html

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/PFP-LOANREJECTION_5636804/PFP-LOANREJECTION_5636804/

http://www.tnj.com/personal-finance/loan-rejections-soon-come-explanation

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20110731/wire/110729669?p=3&tc=pg

http://www.lakewyliepilot.com/2011/07/25/1203490/loan-rejections-soon-to-come-with.html

http://www.loansafe.org/loan-rejections-soon-to-come-with-explanation

Are you there?

Greg Fisher
The Credit Scoring Site
creditscoring.com

PO Box 342
Dayton, Ohio  45409-0342

[previous exchange attached]

credit score, employers, American Public Media

Sometimes, it gets nasty.

In 2009, American Public Media responded regarding the notion of employers using credit scores.

Here is the last part of that exchange:

From: Judson, George
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2009 12:45 PM
To: greg@creditscoring.com
Subject: Marketplace

Mr. Fisher,

Regarding Janet Babin’s feature on FICO scores on Marketplace Money the weekend of April 17, we have confirmed that employers do not receive credit scores when they obtain credit reports for screening job applicants. We’ll correct this on Marketplace Money and in our archives at www.marketplace.org.

George Judson
Managing editor
Marketplace
[email address]
[telephone number]


From: creditscoring.com [mailto:greg@creditscoring.com]
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2009 11:17 AM
To: Judson, George; Babin, Janet; Robideau, Brad
Cc: Ira Rheingold, National Association of Consumer Advocates; Burt Flickinger, Strategic Resource Group; Steven Wagner, Experian; TessVigeland; Brad Anderson, Best Buy; ‘Andy Bessette’; Susan Boren, Spencer Stuart; ‘George Buckley’; Gordon Crawford; mail@kpcc; Patrick J. Denzer; Janet M. Dolan; Ian R. Friendly; Kling, Bill; Schmitt, Christina; news@unc.edu; wunc@wunc.org; info@naca.net; Ian Lyngklip; DeVonna Joy; Susan Henson, Experian; Jarrett Crowell
Subject: RE: credit score, employers VIII, exactly V

For the feature, who was your source for the information regarding credit score use by employers?

Who confirmed that employers do not receive credit scores?


From: Judson, George
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2009 2:46 PM
To: creditscoring.com
Subject: RE: credit score, employers VIII, exactly V

None of your business. Take your obsession elsewhere.


See the 7/25/11 message to APM.