Originally passed in 1970, The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a U.S. federal law that regulates the collection, dissemination, and use of consumer credit information. Along with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), it forms the base of consumer credit rights in the United States. The FCRA is enforced by the FTC. Information furnishers – such as creditors, collection agencies, and debt buyers – can supply information to a consumer’s credit report only if they 1) supply complete and accurate information, 2) have procedures in place to investigate disputes from consumers, and 3) inform a consumer if negative information is to be placed on their credit report.

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