What is an example of a consumer report?
Employment background checks also are known as consumer reports. They can include information from a variety of sources, including credit reports and criminal records.
What is an example of a consumer reporting agency?
There are three big nationwide providers of consumer reports: Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian. Their reports contain information about your payment history, how much credit you have and use, and other inquiries and information.
What information is in a consumer report?
A consumer report can contain a wide variety of information including credit history, past bankruptcy, judicial records, employment records, and even online activity. This information can only be accessed with approval from the individual and is highly regulated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
Which of the following is not considered a consumer report?
Information excluded from consumer reports further include: Arrest records more than 7 years old. Items of adverse information, except criminal convictions older than 7 years. Negative credit data, civil judgments, paid tax liens, and/or collections accounts older than 7 years.