NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Consumers should be on the lookout for costly mistakes on their credit report.Fiancée Devastated After Father Of 2 Killed In Inwood Robbery: 'To Take A Life Just For His Jewelry Is Just Insane'
If they aren’t fixed, those errors could have a big impact on your credit score.READ MORE: NYPD Investigating Anti-Muslim Attacks In Queens
“We all know that credit reports are used to determine the interest rate that a person can get on a loan. Credit reports are also referenced in quite a few employment decisions. They can keep people from getting a job,” Syed Ejaz, with Consumer Reports, said.
Twenty-nine percent of those surveyed found errors with their personal information, such as a wrong name or address.MORE NEWS: 'Diaphragm Law' Banning NYPD Officers From Applying Pressure To Suspect's Torso Struck Down
Complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about credit report errors have more than doubled since 2019.