News

Credit agencies score low

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Federal authorities say the credit reporting industry is a mess and Ohio’s top law enforcement official wants to clean it up.

The Federal Trade Commission found one out of five Americans has an error on their credit report and one out of 10 has one that affects their credit score, commissioner chair Jon Leibowitz told CBS’ “60 Minutes” Sunday night.

The errors can affect whether you’re approved for a mortgage, car loan, insurance, even hired for a job, and the FTC study also found it can be near impossible to correct those mistakes, which Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is working to remedy.

“The problem is not that they make mistakes. It’s they won’t fix the mistakes,” DeWine said.

DeWine says the industry is violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act and his office is investigating the three credit-reporting companies.

Any Ohioan who is having trouble getting the credit reporting agencies to remove inaccurate information from their credit report is encourage to contact DeWine’s office at 1-800-282-0515.

Featured Events

CommunityCalendar620

New Year’s Eve with Elvis

Celebrate New Year’s Even with dinner and dancing to the tunes by authentic Elvis Presley tribute artist Mike Albert.

News

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

randy-travis

A look back at some of the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

in Entertainment

REVIEW: Surprising talent creates weird onscreen magic in ‘Foxcatcher’

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Channing Tatum, left, and Mark Ruffalo in a scene from "Foxcatcher."

Sibling rivalry, loneliness, competition and madness fuel director Bennett Miller’s award-worthy true crime tale Foxcatcher.

in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Wild’ is both unsettling and triumphant

This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Reese Witherspoon in a scene from the film, "Wild."

Reese Witherspoon leaves her comfort zone as real-life hiker Cheryl Strayed in "Wild."