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Noah_Bodie
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Some of the Lesser Known Evils
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OK, you're heard of Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. Some of you are unfortunately enough that you have to deal with CSC. But that's it, right? Wrong!

 

Wait, you mean there's even more CRAs out there? Yep, and here's an incomplete list.

 

Some of these outfits recognize they are a CRA and thus subject to FCRA and FACTA. As such, you can get a free copy of your report or file from them without a fight. I have tried and succeeded with Innovis, Teletrack, Telecheck, and Consumer Debit Resource (formerly Chexsystems).

 

Innovis
http://www.innovis.com

 

Teletrack
http://www.teletrack.com

 

Telecheck
http://www.telecheck.com

 

Consumer Debit Resource (formerly Chexsystems)
http://www.chexhelp.com
https://www.consumerdebit.com/consumerinfo/us/en/index.htm

 

They actually maintains two separate reports. A Chex Systems, Inc. report and a DPPS/SCAN report. Oddly enough, both reports can be obtained from the same address.

 

Chex Systems, Inc.
Attn: Consumer Relations
7805 Hudson Road, Suite 100
Woodbury, MN 55125

 

DPPS / SCAN
Attn: Consumer Referral Services
7805 Hudson Road, Suite 100
Woodbury, MN 55125

 

Banko (which owns LexisNexis)
http://www.banko.com
http://www.banko.com/default.cfm
http://www.banko.com/about.cfm

 

They now reluctantly acknowledge they are a CRA, but were apparently quite snippy and refused to acknowledge this fact for some time.
http://www.banko.com/consumers.cfm

 

ChoiceTrust aka Choicepoint aka CLUE
http://www.choicetrust.com

 

They don't acknowledge they are a CRA, that I could find on their website, but I'm told they are very responsive to FACTA requests.

 

Thomson
http://www.thomson.com/

 

Similar to NexisLexis.

http://www.courthousedirect.com/

http://www.fidelityinfoservices.com/FNFIS/Regulations.htm

 

First Advantage
http://www.residentscreening.com

They acknowledge they are a CRA.
http://www.residentscreening.com/consumer_relations/index.php

 

http://www.ntnonline.com/
NTN doesn't come out and say they are a CRA, but they talk about compliance with FCRA.
http://www.ntnonline.com/news-and-info/view-articles.cfm?id=3

 

National Consumer Telecom & Utilities Exchange
http://www.nctue.com/

 

MIB
http://www.mib.com/html/request_your_record.html