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The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulates the obtaining and use of credit reports, among other things. This complaint alleges that Smith Volkwagen, Ltd. violated that law when it made as many as seven hard credit pulls on a consumer’s credit reports when she was simply looking around at vehicles and had not entered into an agreement to buy one. 

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Unauthorized credit “pulls”—the obtaining of credit information on consumers without their consent—are an invasion of privacy, and they can also lower the persons’ credit ratings. The complaint for this class action alleges that Capital One, NA obtain credit reports on individuals without their permission and without a permissible purpose, in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

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The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) governs consumer credit reporting in a number of ways. One of its provisions is that no third party may get a report on a particular consumer without a valid purpose. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that Synchrony Bank performs a “hard pull” to obtain credit reports on consumers when it has no permitted reason to do so.

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The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) limits other parties’ abilities to obtain credit reports on consumers. Businesses who wish to get consumer reports on people must have one of a limited valid number of reasons to do so. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that Wells Fargo improperly obtained a credit report on plaintiff Wylie S. Rogers.

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Credit reports used to be used only for things like applications for credit cards and mortgages. With more and more entities, such as employers and landlords, insisting on reviewing credit reports before hiring job applicants or giving people leases, it’s increasingly important that companies report accurate information on accounts. The complaint for this class action alleges that TD Bank provided inaccurate information about a credit account.

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CrimShield, Inc. provides background reports to help companies screen prospective employees. At times, it does more than that, reviewing the reports itself and determining whether the subject of report should be hired. The complaint for this class action alleges that CrimShield does not complaint with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) in how it obtains or uses the reports. The three classes defined for the action include a Certification Class, an Adverse Action Class, and a § 1681k Class. 

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The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) specifies the reasons parties may obtain consumer credit reports on others. The list of valid reasons is limited. The complaint for this class action alleges that Comcast Cable Communications, LLC has violated the FCRA by doing hard credit pulls on consumers when they so much as inquire about the price of its services.

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Consumer reporting companies can’t print everything they uncover in their consumer reports. For example, the law prohibits them from publishing expunged or sealed criminal records. But the complaint for this class action alleges that consumer reporting agency the Control Group Media Company and its subsidiaries Instant Checkmate and Truthfinders go ahead and publish these this information, sometimes in spite of court-ordered notices not to do so. 

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Although your potential employer or landlord or creditor may obtain a credit report on you, in order to see if they’d like to do business with you, parties may only request consumer or credit reports if they have a valid reason to do so. The complaint for this class action alleges that Parrent Smith Investigations did not have a valid reason for obtaining information on the plaintiff in this case when they pulled his credit report.

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One Nevada Credit Union is paying $600,000 to settle a class action alleging it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The complaint alleged that One Nevada made improper requests for customers’ consumer reports.

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