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Definition Edit

Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1970, a consumer report is

any written, oral, or other communication of any information by a consumer reporting agency bearing on a consumer's credit worthiness, credit standing, credit capacity, character, general reputation, personal characteristics, or mode of living which is used or expected to be used or collected in whole or in part for the purpose of serving as a factor in establishing the consumer's eligibility for (A) credit or insurance to be used primarily for personal, family, or household purposes; (B) employment purposes; or (C) any other purpose authorized under § 1681b.[1]

A consumer report contains identifying information, credit information, public record information, and information on inquiries.

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  1. 15 U.S.C. §1681a(d)(1).

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