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Credit Reporting

The Fair Credit Reporting Act promotes the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information in the files of consumer reporting agencies (CRAs). To ensure compliance, the agency pursues an aggressive enforcement program aimed at the main players in the consumer reporting system – CRAs, those who send them information, and consumer report users. The FTC has sued CRAs, charged companies with furnishing inaccurate information to CRAs, and charged users of consumer reports with failing to notify consumers when they make negative decisions about them based on a consumer report.