16 CFR Part 610 Amendments to Rule to Prevent Deceptive Marketing of Credit Reports and to Ensure Access to Free Annual File Disclosures
This fix is stupid and weak. Why is it a company is permitted to collect information about me and sell it, Even if the information is wrong. While criminals have 365 days a year to steal identities, credit reporting agencies are only forced to provide it for free 1 time per year. Wow, if only we had a genius that could figure out why fraud is increasing exponentially... If I get it, criminals have 1 year to rip me off, without my knowledge. Lawmakers need to wake up. If you want to protect consumers then mandate that they can access their information 100% of the time FREE. They should have an online site where you can manage your credit, and dispute lies. I had a business add blatant lies to my credit report. A tow company tried to collect on a car I had sold over a year ago. Even after I faxed proof to the company 3 times. Businesses can add lies to my credit report, which I then have to pay $15 to dispute. I did pay $15 and the erroneous debt was removed, but really is that fair? Credit reporting agencies could still sell the information (correct information, reviewed by consumers) financial institutions for loan purposes. Also, I never even received my free report from the mandated once per year site website. It couldn't complete it online, so I called the number, then they made me mail in forms, and I never received it. The annual report site is run by the credit card companies who make it such a pain that people give up. I like that just to live, you now have to pay for Lifelock, or another information protection system, because the Credit Reporting Agencies won't provide a secure transparent system for millions of consumers.