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Absolutely fuming Just checked my credit report and at the bottom there are three searches by Lowells debt company. The thing is it is not for me!!!! It is for my brother. I have never had any financial/credit or otherwise connection with him yet they are searching my credit report for his debts!!!! It's bad enough when the debts are or you but looking at someone else's goes beyond the line. The only connection we have (which has hung by a thread for many years) is that he is my brother and he has put my parent's address down where I live. I thought they couldn't just search people who either live in the same house or who are related without there being some form of credit/debt jointly. Am I right? Also don't they have to have my permission, and if they do what do they have to show the credit agency. I smell a rat
We've just checked my husband's credit report about something else, and noticed there were several searches made at the end of last year from insurance companies who I know I had not contacted directly, merely used some of the "compare" websites for quotes.....can they legally do this if I am not actually starting a contract with them at that point? I never spoke to the 3 companies that are on the report. Thanks Sarah