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H.R.3149 - Congressman's statement about employers using credit scores

Email to congressman and co-sponsors requesting information source

Also, see

National Financial Literacy Month, 2011 (video),
Myth: Employers use credit scores


From: Greg Fisher
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2010 11:45 AM
To: Rep. Steve Cohen; Steven Broderick (Cohen)
Cc: [addresses believed to be those of House co-sponsors' communications directors], Tri-State Defender executive editor
Subject: RE: credit score, employers, HR 3149, op-ed

Now, you write, "With the unemployment rate unacceptably high, screening qualified and competent employees by their credit score only worsens applicants' chances of getting back on their feet."

What evidence suggests that employers use credit scores?

Please reply.

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Do employers use credit scores?

Don't believe it.

April, 1997: "Information on how to obtain one's credit score is suspiciously absent from your site. How do I get mine?"

"And we're not running a game show. I mean, we're evaluating risk. We're not trying to have people get--achieve the highest score."

"Fisher is a fan of going by the book and then beyond it."

"He beat the scoring proponents to the punch by scooping up the web address, from which he launches often strident, sometimes wacky, but usually well-documented attacks on the credit-scoring concept and the industries that support it."

Realty Consumers Empowered By Online "Peoples" Court - "His Web site helped him-- and millions of other consumers-- extend fair credit reporting rights to credit scoring information."

"Fisher operates the Web site, which skewers the secrecy of the credit bureaus and Fair, Isaac." - The Detroit News

" is an exceptionally-interesting site that offers news and information regarding credit scoring and-- really-- the entire credit process."

"'Garbage in, garbage out,' says Greg Fisher of Dayton, Ohio, who runs two Web sites on the subject, and"