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 FreeScore.com, 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, FreeScore.com
You wrote, “Of his new role as commercial spokesperson for FreeScore.com, 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?