U.S. News & World Report, errors and corrections

From: Greg Fisher [mailto:greg@pagea2.com]
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2012 4:40 PM
To: Mortimer B. Zuckerman, chairman, Executive Committee, editor-in-chief, U.S. News & World Report (via Liz Putze)
Cc: Daniel Bortz, reporter/editor, Personal Finance, U.S. News & World Report
Subject: credit score, employers, U.S. News

See this message and your response at http://www.pagea2.com/u-s-news-world-report-errors-and-corrections/.

You published, “Even job applicants can have their credit scores pulled by employers, as a means of determining if they’ll be a risky hire for the company.”

That page contains advertisements while dispensing false information.

On the other hand, you also published: “Employers can buy a ‘consumer report’ from a credit reporting agency. The report doesn’t include your credit score, but does include a lot of information you wouldn’t expect: your driving and criminal records, as well as interviews with your family, friends, neighbors and known associates.”

And, you even published this statement you attribute to a consumer reporting agency: “To clarify, TransUnion does not provide a credit score for employment screening purposes.”

Ironically, even is a word often associated with reports of employers using credit scores.

Who is your source?

Greg Fisher
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