Nearly 42 million Americans have inaccuracies on their credit reports which lower scores and could deny consumers from getting credit, a new government study says.
TheÂ Federal Trade Commission released findings reviewing 1,000 credit reports. The only good news? FewerÂ than 3 percent of reports had errors so egregious to result in higher interest rates than those consumers deserved.
“Errors in credit reports can cost you a loan, a competitive interest rate, a job, security clearance and insurance,” an expert says.
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