Critical Aspects In Business Credit Info

They sought information (often unreliably subjective) about a persons credit-worthiness, judged not just in terms of his financial circumstances, but his personal characterWas he married? Did he have children? Who were his parents? What church did he attend? Sometimes this information wandered into the deeply embarrassing: In 1854, a man sued Tappans Mercantile Agency for libel after a credit report claimed that he had left his wife for a prostitute. They were coming face to face with bureaucratic surveillance for the first timeone hundred years before the founding of the National Security

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