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The Facts on Court Ventures and Experian

Posted on Mar 30 2014 by


It’s no surprise that cybercrime and data breaches are hot topics for media and bloggers these days.

Unfortunately, because of all the attention paid to these topics, we’ve seen some inaccurate information about Experian circulating in news outlets and other Web sites.

I want to take a moment to clarify the facts and events, including Experian’s involvement in the case involving Court Ventures, a company that collects and aggregates information from public records; US Info Search, a company that provides location and other data for people and companies; and a criminal named Hieu Minh Ngo.

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Experian Named a Top Workplace by The Orange County Register

Posted on Dec 06 2013 by

top-placesIt was extremely gratifying to see Experian named a Top Workplace by the Orange County Register this week.

No surprise to me. (Though I may be partial.)

To be sure, this is an important milestone. Although we have been part of the Orange County community for 40+ years, this is the first time we have participated in the Top Workplaces Survey. Additionally – and importantly – this was a recognition that was earned by the feedback of our employees who genuinely appreciate their work environment and the Experian culture. That means we, as a company, are putting the right focus on our our employees – or as we prefer to call them, our team members.

It was further gratifying when Steve Churm, vice president of the OC Register and Freedom Communications, said: “The Orange County Register’s top workplace initiative identifies 100 companies that truly understand the essential link between a positive corporate culture and bottom line performance and growth. Experian is one of those great companies in the heart of Orange County that recognize their key assets are their employees, and that their well-being and growth drives Experian’s success.”

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Experian’s Database Not Accessed by Scammer

Posted on Oct 21 2013 by

Today I’ve been reading sensational and very misleading headlines saying things like “Experian Sold Consumer Data to ID Theft Service” and “Experian Duped into Selling Social Security Nos.”

Let me share with you the actual – and factual – events that led to the investigation and subsequent arrest of the suspect in the case surrounding Court Ventures and US Info Search.

The suspect in this case obtained access to US Info Search data through Court Ventures prior to the time Experian acquired the company.

To be clear, no Experian database was accessed.

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60 Minutes Story: Misleading Representation of Credit Reporting Industry

Posted on Aug 26 2013 by

As you may have seen, 60 Minutes ran a story on the credit reporting industry tonight, and unfortunately, much of the story was inaccurate and misleading.

As we said when it first aired, many parts of the story did not accurately reflect the facts that have been validated by independent third party studies, the industry’s position or Experian’s position. As such, we would like to clarify our industry position and specific allegations about Experian’s practices.
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60 Minutes Story: Misleading Representation of Credit Reporting Industry

Posted on Feb 11 2013 by

As you may have seen, 60 Minutes ran a story on the credit reporting industry tonight, and unfortunately, much of the story was inaccurate and misleading. The focus of the segment was on data accuracy and the results of the yet-to-be released FTC accuracy study.

Many parts of the story did not accurately reflect the facts that have been validated by independent third party studies, the industry’s position or Experian’s position. As such, we would like to clarify our industry position and specific allegations about Experian’s practices.

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