In the Washington Post this weekend, a journalist describes his experience correcting information that Trans Union provided about him to a prospective landlord. Trans Union erroneously reported that the journalist had several criminal offenses, including felony firearm convictions. It turns out the credit reporting agency was relying on court records for a different person by the same name.
"A case of mistaken identity, I thought, should be easy to clear up," the journalist writes. "I was wrong." Read more here.