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Can A Potential Employer Get Your Credit Report?

Looking for a job is stressful, even if you’re already employed. You’ve got to get the right fit, negotiate a salary, and prepare for a learning curve at a new company.

The last thing you need to worry about is whether the new employer is peeking at your credit report. Especially if you’ve got some problems lurking in your credit history.

Can a potential employer see your credit report and, if so, under what circumstances? On today’s show, Gene and Jay talk about the Fair Credit Reporting Act and how the concept of permissible purpose stands front-and-center in the quest to keep your personal information private.

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