Even God has credit rating problems.
A Brooklyn man is suing Equifax for reporting that he has no financial history because the credit-reporting agency’s system won’t recognize his first name.
Gazarov filed a federal lawsuit on Friday after more than two years of fighting with the agency. He claims that the agency’s refusal to accept his name as legitimate stopped him from buying an Infiniti car last year.
According to the 26-year-old, an Equifax customer service employee suggested that he change his name to fix the problem.
The owner of the Gold Hard Cash jewelry store claims he has scores of more than 720 with TransUnion and Experian.
“It’s extremely frustrating,” Gazarov told the New York Post. “I worked hard to get good credit to look good to lenders and this happens.”
What idiots. What do they do about Hispanics named Jesus or Muslims named Mohammed? Naming your kid after your favorite deity or prophet is pretty common in many communities.
When you run into a CSR this dumb, usually you’re OK just politely saying Goodbye – and calling back in a few hours. The odds are you’ll catch someone with more than half a brain the second time. Or third.