The Credit Scoring Site A bleak account 

Conflicting credit score and jobs information on

One item refers to credit scores in employment background checks; another states reports sold to employers do not contain scores

| By Greg Fisher

The item they all link to falsely states, "If you’re applying for a job that requires a background check (credit bureau report, FICO score) and if you’re having difficulties right now or have experienced them in the recent past (closed accounts, charged-off balances, bankruptcy), I strongly urge you to have a candid discussion with your interviewer before the report is ordered."

Employers don't use credit scores. Even, itself, truthfully states: "Our reader’s question brings up an important subject that is often misrepresented and grossly misunderstood: the use of credit scores by employers for employment screening purposes. With how often this myth is perpetuated by the news media, celebrity personal finance experts, and even government officials and legislators, it’s easy to understand why there’s so much confusion around the subject."

There is enough blame to go around.

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