Consumer Report’s reveals things you might want to know about your financial privacy:
- Data brokers are willing to sell even your most sensitive information to paying customers, some of them crooks.
- When credit bureau employees asked to see their own files, they received scant information. One report contained 31 errors.
- The federal government is a steady customer of the data collectors, but there’s no way to know what it collects or exactly how much it pays.
- Pretexters, who lie to get information about you and sell it to anybody, operate largely free of regulation.