I thought I knew all about the information consumer organizations were collecting about me. Then I discovered The Work Number – a database that records every paycheck I’ve received from my company, net and gross, since I was employed six years ago.
Another consumer reporting agency shows the results of a 2016 echocardiogram. (It was normal.) Yet another is tracking insurance claims on my home and car. If I made too many returns at retail stores or busted a check at a casino, this could show up in a database as well.