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Woman Gets $3,500 Fine And Bad Credit Score For Writing Negative Review Of Business

Bad credit ratings sinking job hunters

"They're blackmailing us for telling the truth." Heres what happened. Tucked away in the agreement language almost no one ever reads, was a clause stating that anyone who buys something from the website agrees to never publicly criticize the website.
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Utah And remember: The Fair Credit Reporting Act requires prospective employers to notify applicants if they plan to pull a credit report. Since less than half of employers check credit reports, Challenger said he would not volunteer information unless it was clear it was going to be part of the hiring process. He'd also be careful not to belabor the explanation for fear of sounding as free credit checks if the applicant "protests too much." But, for someone like Carpenter, it might help to explain that his bankruptcy was a one-time event caused by an accident that left him with a pile of medical bills, uncovered by insurance, and not a sign of fiscal irresponsibility.
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