Comcast Request for Credit Report Without Permissible Reason Class Action

You can’t simply procure a credit report on anybody you’re curious about. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), parties who want to obtain a report must have a proper reason in order to do so. But the complaint for this class action alleges that Comcast Corporation and Comcast Cable Communications, LLC requested or obtained  Read more

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Ally Financial Credit Check for Closed Account FCRA Class Action

The complaint for this class action says in its introduction, “There is a need to [e]nsure that consumer reporting agencies exercise their grave responsibilities with fairness, impartiality, and a respect for the consumer’s right to privacy.” This is what Congress intended to provide with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). However, it alleges, Ally Financial,  Read more

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Verizon Obtain Credit Reports with No Permissible Purpose Class Action

Consumer credit and background reports are being used more and more often these days, not only when consumers apply for credit, but also when they apply for a job or apply to rent an apartment. However, companies must have a valid reason to request such reports. The complaint for this class action alleges that Verizon  Read more

Smith Volkswagen Unauthorized Credit Inquiries FCRA Class Action

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  Read more

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Capital One Unauthorized Credit Report Class Action

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  Read more

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Synchrony Bank Request for Credit Reports with No Permissible Purpose Class Action

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  Read more

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Wells Fargo No Permissible Reason for Credit Report FCRA Class Action

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  Read more

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Dice Open Web Profiles Settlement

DHI Group, Inc. and Dice, Inc. are settling a class action alleging that they violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The complaint alleged that Dice was a credit reporting agency and that it failed to follow the requirements of the law in several respects, for example, in not having a permissible purpose in distributing  Read more

Comcast Hard Credit Pull for Simple Inquiry FCRA Class Action

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  Read more

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Parrent Smith Investigations Improper Pulling of Credit Report FCRA Class Action

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  Read more

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