credit score http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Illinois A.G. Leads Multi-State Investigation Into Target Breach http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-ag-leads-multi-state-investigation-target-breach <p></p><p>Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is warning consumers to monitor more than just their credit card statements in the wake of big data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus stores.</p><p>Madigan, along with Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, is leading a multi-state investigation into the Target breach.</p><p>Target revealed in early January that names, addresses, and phone numbers were among the information stolen, increasing the risk of identity theft.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 33121 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois A.G. Leads Multi-State Investigation Into Target Breach McCaskill Holds Hearing On 'Kafkaesque' Credit Report System http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-holds-hearing-kafkaesque-credit-report-system <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Millions of consumers have an error on their credit report. In response, Democratic Senator Claire </span>McCaskill<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of Missouri held a hearing Tuesday on the consumer report industry.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One out of every five consumers has an error on at least one of their major credit reports, according to a study released a few months ago by the Federal Trade Commission. Those errors can cause consumers to pay more or be denied credit or housing.</span></p> Tue, 07 May 2013 22:22:20 +0000 Chris McDaniel 26173 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill Holds Hearing On 'Kafkaesque' Credit Report System Cleaning up your credit score http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cleaning-your-credit-score <p>Credit score got you down? You can boost your score by hiring a credit clean-up service.</p><p>In case you missed it, <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/08/19/mm-cleaning-up-your-credit-score/">check out this story from our own Adam Allington for Marketplace Money</a> on how a couple hundred dollars investment can result in big savings in mortgages and other loans.</p><p> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 16:57:55 +0000 Adam Allington & St. Louis Public Radio 1954 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cleaning up your credit score