Tweet, tweet. Experian says, “Credit reports are not scored when used for employment purposes; they are typically reviewed as part of the character evaluation as well as to verify identity and application information.” CreditReport.com says, “More Employers Check Applicants’ Credit Scores.” Experian owns CreditReport.com.
Experian engages @creditscoring (this website, creditscoring.com) on Twitter. Here’s the evidence referred to in the @creditscoring reply (a screenshot made 7/6/2011): Experian on employers and credit scores Previous post from 2009.
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 … Continue reading Countdown to when Experian removes statement about employers using scores
A long time ago, Experian, itself, stated, “Experian’s business policy prevents the inclusion of credit scores with an employment report, at Experian called Employment Insight.” Today, however, Experian states, “Creditors, landlords, and even some employers consider a person’s credit score before deciding whether they will approve a loan, lease an apartment, or hire an applicant.” … Continue reading Experian claims employers consider credit scores for hiring
One day last week, finally, Wikipedia misinformed no one. Today, the goofiness is back. On the eve of Groundhog Day, here is Vigil #1, a thread to follow the latest atrocity on Wikipedia. One instance of goofy, wild, preposterous, ridiculously inaccurate and unsupported information has now lasted over 30 days. The consumer reporting agencies all state that they do … Continue reading Wikipedia Vigil #1 – Easy edit you can make: Employers and credit scores
Recently, Experian (“the leading global information services company”*) announced that it and CreditCards.com “will co-host a live, interactive, online town-hall discussion of credit reporting and scoring.” CreditCards.com made the same announcement, replete with countdown clock to the exciting event. Experian’s newfound public outreach/reach-out for goodwill follows the drubbing it took at the hands of Congress and the FTC … Continue reading Enough to be Dangerous: CreditCards.com