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Whoever thought a car crash could affect your house? Even if you weren’t even involved in the car crash?

That’s what Jim Deck found when his renter’s insurance nearly doubled. His CLUE, or comprehensive loss underwriting exchange, report, said that he had been in an accident. This report was shared with the insurance company handling his renter’s insurance. It turned out though he was never in this accident, his mother was, and because they had lived at the same address, ChoicePoint decided to attribute it to Jim as well.

You can get a copy of your CLUE and check it for errors here, or by calling 1-866-312-8076. Federal law says you get one free one every year. — BEN POPKEN

Little-Known Report Impacts Insurance Rates [WSMV] (Thanks to Bob!)