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Utah couple seeks relief after credit ruined over "non-disparagement" clause in a website's fine-print (CL&P Blog)
They posted a bad review, so the company said they owed $3500 because they had a "no saying bad things" clause in their contract. (Which they didn't for this customer, by the way.) The customer has suffered several problems due to having their credit ruined.
law  contractlaw  slander  freespeech  credit  via:CL&P 
november 2013 by mcherm
As Banks Start Nosing Around Facebook and Twitter, the Wrong Friends Might Just Sink Your Credit | Betabeat — News, gossip and intel from Silicon Alley 2.0.
Maybe banks will start mining social media to find your friends then use that as a credit rating indicator. Also, perhaps it could use that list of friends when trying to collect a debt.
banking  via:HackerNews  privacy  credit  socialcomputing 
december 2011 by mcherm
Free Credit Report Card - What is Your Credit Score? | Credit.com
A site that provides a (geniune) free credit report with interpretation.
useful  credit  banking  money  via:boingboing 
april 2010 by mcherm
LifeLock and Identity Theft: Schneier on Security
Bruce Schneier: The companies like LifeLock that renew fraud flags on your credit report aren't doing anything wrong, but they're also not worth what they charge.
credit  fraud  security  BruceSchneier  via:BruceSchneier  identitytheft  identity 
june 2008 by mcherm
'Piggybacking' Roils Credit Industry
Put your name on someone else's credit cards to increase your FICO, thus getting a better mortgage rate.
personal_net  finance  credit 
june 2007 by mcherm

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