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Mortgage Lenders Have Easy, Ongoing Access To Your Info In Equifax’s Scary-Huge Database

Much of the controversy surrounding The Work Number, Equifax’s employment-verification database that contains sensitive information on salaries for around 1/3 of the U.S. workforce, has dealt with debt collectors’ access to the data. But lenders can get at your reports just by claiming they have your permission. [More]

Not many people know about The Work Number, but its database covers employees at 90% of federal agencies.

Lawmakers Call On Equifax To Prove That Scary-Huge Employment-Info Database Is Legal

Following recent reports on The Work Number, a mammoth employment-verification database operated by credit reporting agency Equifax, a group of seven U.S. Congresspersons have written the company’s CEO asking for more information about the legality of the service. [More]

Not many people know about The Work Number, but its database covers employees at 90% of federal agencies.

Is Equifax Actually Selling Your Salary Info?

Equifax also operates an employment verification database that contains sensitive employment information for more than 1/3 of all employed Americans. Aside from being a huge pinata just waiting for a hacker’s swing, it’s unclear exactly what info is being sold to third parties. [More]