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Kansas Strikes Agreement With Credit Reporting Agencies

Kansans who have had problems with credit report errors will get some help as the result of some new reforms. KMUW's Aileen LeBlanc reports...

As a result of a multi-state investigation, Kansas joined 30 other states in an agreement with credit reporting agencies TransUnion, Equifax and Experian to address complaints about credit report errors.

Kansas Attorney General Derrick Schmidt said a consumer's credit report affects every aspect of their lives.

The agencies must now increase their monitoring of these businesses, and people who supply data to them. They must also limit their direct to consumer marketing for those who have complained of errors, and put together better processes for dealing with issues of identity theft and fraud.