Journalist takes on Trans Union and “error-riddled credit files”

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.

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