Brown introducing bill to help consumers get errors off credit reports: Plain Dealing

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Consumers frustrated by the often Herculean effort it takes to get errors off their credit reports may get some help from Congress.

An added bonus: All of us may at last get access to a free credit score every year.

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is introducing legislation that would require credit bureaus to do a better job of investigating and removing wrong info from consumers' reports.

In 2013, the Federal Trade Commission reported that one in four consumers have a credit report that contains an error. Five percent -- that's about 10 million people -- have reports with errors serious enough to impact their ability to obtain credit.

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