Who’s Snooping on You?

We all know that there are large credit reporting companies that sell our credit records.  Did you also know that there’s a whole slew or other consumer reporting agencies that trade in other information about you?  Happily, Consumer Reports has written an article about databases that collect your information, and both how it’s used and your rights to the information.  It covers:

  • Credit history
  • Insurance claims
  • Health history
  • Checking accounts
  • Background checks
  • Purchase returns
  • Rental history and
  • Mailing lists

I think I’ll try these over the next month and let you know how it goes.  Also, feel free to share your experiences in the comments!

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