Round 38: TransUnion vs Diebold

This is Round 38 in our Worst Company in America contest, TransUnion vs Diebold!Here’s what readers said in previous rounds about why they hate these two companies…


“TransUnion still has me living in Maryland. It’s only been 8 years since I’ve done so. Nevermind the mortgage for a home in Arizona or anything contextual that’d lead them to believe their data is wrong. Ironically, they informed me that I indeed still resided in Maryland — even after I told them I didn’t. Wonderful conversation that was, lots of “um, I think I know where I live”, countered with “you’d be surprised!””

“For the past three years I’ve been unable to get my free credit report online from them because they keep thinking I have an account with them, and the “forgot my password” page tells me it will not send a password because I’ve had too many login attempts in the past. Assholes. It’s not ID theft here, it’s just a really awful website that won’t let me have what I am legally entitled to.”

“TransUnion mixed up my credit report with my dad’s because we have the same name. Some of my loans and lines of credit are on his credit report and vice versa.”

“TransUnion makes it nearly impossible to purchase ONE single credit report. They tell you left right and center how to purchase the $45 dollar trilogy or the expensive monitoring service or any of their other products. But go try to order one credit report. Its not intuitive at all.”


“Diebold steals our votes & therefore our country. Diebold is the worst!”

“Hmm… I’m going with the company that hires executives convicted of federal crimes of fraud, insider trading, etc. and makes machines that determine the future of our county yet have virtually no security.”

“When the CEO says he is, “committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year” during the 2004 election and the senior executives Diebold were active fundraisers for Bush, that’s a bad sign. I understand the executives as a person v. as representative of a company distinction. But at a certain point, it raises questions related to impartiality.”

“Diebold has been very closed towards any 3rd party review of their voting software. Just this alone makes the company dangerous as sin.”

“The issue isn’t crackpot theories since those always exist. The real problem is not if something happend, but how ridiculously easy it could happen. Not to mention their going after professors researching the voting machines for the public good.”

“Voting machines made by a biased company. Talk about a bad idea.”

This is a post in our Worst Company In America 2008 series. The companies nominated for this honor were chosen by you, the readers. Keep track of all the goings on at

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