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Credit score employers myth on WBZ, Boston website

Credit Score Myth 2 repeated again by the same organization

| By Greg Fisher

From: Greg Fisher []
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2016 12:53 PM
To: Dee Lee
Cc: Susan Stawick, Federal Reserve; Rebecca Jarvis, ABC, Disney (via H. Hartman); Paula Ebben, CBS, National Amusements (via M. Nelson); Kathy Kristof, CBS, National Amusements; Ernest A. Almonte, CPA, MST, CFF, CITP, CGFM, chief visionary officer, Almonte Group LLC
Subject: credit score, employers, WBZ #n25444, ... and we're back!

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On Wednesday, you wrote, "A potential employer may also want to review your credit score." #1604L

Lee, D. (2016, April 20). Credit: Your Credit Score. Retrieved April 22, 2016, from

Did you use the public's airwaves to make that claim? #n25444

Employers do not use credit scores. I looked into it. Boston has not come very far. Neither has CBS. #n25456

In 2010, "[CBS News business and economics correspondent Rebecca] Jarvis expalined[SIC], "(Your credit score) is what almost every company in your life uses to determine whether you are a credible, trustworthy borrowing candidate. From your prospective employers to your prospective landlords, most companies will check your credit score in order to gauge their risk. No one likes a deadbeat!"

Author: Unknown.

CBSNEWS. (2010, September 22). Biggest Credit Card Myths Debunked. Retrieved April 22, 2016, from

That is Credit Score Myth 2 #myth2 (that employers use credit scores). You can, actually, watch it coming out of her mouth: See

Last year, Kathy Kristof wrote, "Bad credit scores kept more than one-quarter of U.S. adults from doing something they wanted in the past year, according to the survey. Some 15 percent said they were unable to get a personal loan or a credit card, 10 percent were unable to obtain a mortgage, 8 percent were unable to rent an apartment and 5 percent said a bad credit score kept them from landing a job."

Kristof, K. (2015, April 21). Twice as many consumers hit by data breaches. Retrieved April 22, 2016, from

We can only wonder what the survey question was. Perhaps Mr. Almonte will tell us.

Will you help me? #willyouhelpme

Greg Fisher
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