Law.com: Credit Screening Company Settles Fair Credit Reporting Case for $1M

February 12th, 2018

A background screening company has agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle a class action alleging it provided erroneous and expunged background information to people’s prospective landlords. U.S. District Judge John Padova of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently approved the accord in Stokes v. RealPage, which focused on claims that the defendant […]

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Disputing

February 8th, 2018

Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, you have the right to dispute errors on your credit report and credit reporting agencies are required to investigate the dispute. It’s important to know what to do, and what not to do, when disputing in order for you to get your credit report fixed. These are the top […]

Credit errors can get you fired

May 22nd, 2017

You already know that you can lose a job because of errors on a background check, but errors on a credit report can also affect your employment. Background checks can often include your credit score; employers like to see what kind of financial risk their employees have. What’s good to keep in mind is that […]

How to Craft a Winning Dispute Letter

October 5th, 2016

Credit Report Errors can devastate and cost you big time! Credit report errors can lower your credit score. A low credit score can result in higher interest rates on your credit card bills, home mortgage, and student loans, denial of loan and credit offers, and affect your U.S. government clearance. Background check errors can result […]