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Chapter 11. CREDIT REPORTS > What Is in Your Credit Report?

What Is in Your Credit Report?

Your credit report contains the mother-lode of personal information about you. In the hands of the wrong people, you could become the victim of identity theft faster than you can wave a credit card or say Jack Robinson. Why you would want to say “Jack Robinson” is beyond me. Also beyond my understanding is how the saying of the words “faster than you can say Jack Robinson” entered the language as a phrase meaning very quickly. What we do know is that the phrase has been with us since the 1700s, but as to who he was and how his name got to be synonymous with speed, we probably will never know. Personally I think the two syllables “Jack Smith” should be the name by which we measure speed, although somehow I doubt that it will catch on.

Your credit report has your name, address, birth date, Social Security number, place of employment, employment history and your spouse's name. It indicates whether you own a home and where you lived previously. It lists the accounts you have with various creditors, how much credit has been extended to you, and when you paid it back. And if you did not pay it back, it shows whether your bill went to a collection agency or a lawsuit.


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