Re: Credit Report Info
I received the following email and called the number, but hung up when the recording started asking for personal info (social security number, etc). If this is legit, I want to opt out. I get enough garbage in the mail and enough calls from telemarketers without the credit agencies passing my info out. Does anybody know anything about this? Here is a copy of the email that I received:
subject: YOUR CREDIT REPORT GOES PUBLIC IN JULY! REMOVE YOUR NAME ASAP!
Your Credit: Personal Information goes public Starting July 1st, 2003, the four major credit bureaus in the US (Equifax, etc.) will be allowed to release credit info, mailing addresses, phone numbers, etc., to ANYONE who requests it. If you do not want to be included in this release of your personal information, you can call 1-888-567-8688. Once the message starts you will want option #2 (even though option #1 refers to this email, push #2) and then option #3.
Be sure to listen closely, the first option is only for a two-year period. Make sure you wait until they prompt for the third option, which opts you out FOREVER. You should receive their paperwork in the mail confirming the 'opting out' in less than one week after making the call.
PASS THIS MESSAGE ON TO ALL IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK, FRIENDS AND FAMILY.