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Date of Complaint: November 8, 2019
Company Official Name: UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION
Product: Credit reporting, credit repair services, or other personal consumer reports
Sub-Product: Credit reporting
Issue: Incorrect information on your report
Sub-Issue: Old information reappears or never goes away
THIS COMPLAINT IS IN REGARD TO A CREDIT INQUIRY EXISTING ON MY XXXX CREDIT REPORT PASSED THE LEGAL REPORTING STATUTE OF TWO YEARS. THIS COMPLAINT IS AGAINST THE CREDITOR USAA FSBCC THAT IS FURNISHING THIS OUTDATED INFORMATION TO XXXX. THIS COMPLAINT IS NOT AGAINST XXXX AT THIS TIME.
This is a complaint arising under Sections 5 ( a ), 5 ( m ), 13 ( b ), and 16 ( a ) of the Federal Trade Commission Act ( FTC Act ), 15 U.S.C. 45 ( a ), 45 ( m ) ( 1 ) ( A ), 53 ( b ), and 56 ( a ) ; the Fair Credit Reporting Act ( FCRA, 15 U.S.C. 1681-1681x ; and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ( FDCPA ), 15 U.S.C. 1692-1692p, to obtain monetary civil penalties, a permanent injunction, restitution, disgorgement, and other equitable relief for the Defendants violations of the FCRA, the FDCPA, and Section 5 of the FTC Act.
XXXX provides consumer personal credit reports to regional and national credit grantors, attempting to issue both commercial and consumer credit. XXXX regularly furnishes consumer credit reports to Creditors electronically. XXXX is an entity who regularly and in the ordinary course of business furnishes information to one or more Creditors about its transactions or experiences with its consumers.
XXXX routinely receives complaints from consumers who claim they do not owe the debt or that an account is invalid or incorrect. In numerous instances, I have notified XXXX at the address specified for such disputes that XXXX is reporting inaccurate information concerning my consumer credit. As a victim of identity theft and the XXXX Data Breach I expect the information in my consumer report to be accurate and my disputes taken seriously.
XXXX has continued to report inaccurate information to the Creditors even after receiving such notice and accompanying proof. In numerous instances, I have disputed the information appearing on my consumer credit report in writing to XXXX. XXXX receives most notices of disputes from a consumer in electronic format, through automated consumer dispute verification ( ACDV ) forms provided on XXXX website.
Pursuant to Section 623 ( b ) ( 1 ) of the FCRA, XXXX, as a furnisher of information to the Creditors, is required to conduct an investigation of the disputed information upon receipt of a notice of dispute from a Consumer. For certain types of disputes, such as those where the consumer claims the account is not his or hers or belongs to someone with a similar name, it is XXXX s policy and practice only to compare the name, social security number, date of birth, and address in XXXX s computer database with the information provided on ACDV forms. Where three of the four items match, XXXX will report to the Consumer that it has verified the information it furnished as accurate. It is XXXX s policy that only after the consumer has alleged the same type of account inaccuracy more than four times will the matter become assigned to a supervisor to do further investigation. Because XXXX collects accounts that are often old, information in its computer files may not be accurate for a variety of reasons, including incorrect updating of addresses, errors in recording names and information, and problems with the original Creditors records.
In disputes involving identity theft or fraud allegations, XXXX s policies provide that if the existing account codes and notes in its records do not contain any reference to a prior claim of fraud, XXXX will verify the previously reported information without conducting any investigation prior to such verification. In numerous instances, despite written or oral notification from consumers disputing the accuracy or completeness of alleged debts, XXXX continued to furnish the information to the Creditors without communicating that the information was disputed by the consumer. Section 623 ( a ) of the FCRA describes the duties of furnishers to provide accurate information to Creditors. Section 623 ( a ) ( 1 ) ( B ) prohibits furnishers from providing information relating to a consumer to any Creditor if i. the person has been notified by the consumer, at the address specified by the person for such notices, that specific information is inaccurate ; and ii. the information is, in fact, inaccurate. In numerous instances, I have contacted XXXX at the address specified by XXXX to dispute information furnished by XXXX to a Creditor and to notify XXXX that the information is inaccurate.
In numerous instances, I have also provided information such as the consumers drivers license, social security number, and/or proof of residence to confirm my identity. The acts and practices alleged above constitute violations of Section 623 ( a ) ( 1 ) ( B ) of the FCRA, 15 U.S.C. 1681s-2 ( a ) ( 1 ) ( B ). Pursuant to Section 621 ( a ) ( 1 ) of the FCRA, 15 U.S.C. 1681s ( a ) ( 1 ), the acts and practices alleged above also constitute unfair or deceptive acts or practices in violation of Section 5 ( a ) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 45 ( a ).
USAA FSBCC is also a furnisher of inaccurate credit information and is just as liable as XXXX. A recorded statement from XXXX states that USAA FSBCC is the one responsible for removing this information from my credit report. As it currently stands XXXX nor USAA FSBCC has not validated or verified the accuracy of this inquiry. They also failed to remove the inquiry from my credit report after the two year statute of limitation. The following outdated inquiries are being furnished by USAA FSBCC and are being reported by XXXX.
Inquiry Entry Date Legal Removal Date Inquiry listed as XX/XX/XXXX XX/XX/XXXX As of XX/XX/XXXX these inquires are still being reported.
Complaint Tags: Servicemember
Response Type: Closed with explanation
Company believes it acted appropriately as authorized by contract or law
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