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My employer uses The Work Number for employment and income verification.  

 

I was curious which/how many credit card companies were hitting my employment file, so I just pulled my personal report. 

 

Looks like it's time to put a freeze on my TWN file.

 

Verifiers who have procured your data in the past 24 months -

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:03/25/2020

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:02/21/2020

Organization Name:Discover Financial Services Date of Request:01/22/2020

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:01/21/2020

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:12/26/2019

Organization Name:Capital One (VOI Batch) Date of Request:12/22/2019

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:11/25/2019

Organization Name:Capital One (VOI Batch) Date of Request:11/14/2019

Organization Name:American Express Date of Request:11/05/2019

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:10/22/2019

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:09/18/2019

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:08/22/2019

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:07/29/2019

Organization Name:Capital One (VOI Batch) Date of Request:06/26/2019

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:06/18/2019

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:05/26/2019

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:04/08/2019

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:02/27/2019

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:01/28/2019

Organization Name:Capital One (VOI Batch) Date of Request:12/21/2018

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:12/17/2018

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:11/27/2018

Organization Name:American Express Date of Request:11/04/2018

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:10/18/2018

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:09/21/2018

Organization Name:JPMorgan Chase - Lending Divison Date of Request:09/12/2018

Organization Name:JPMorgan Chase - Lending Divison Date of Request:09/12/2018

Organization Name:JPMorgan Chase - Lending Divison Date of Request:09/12/2018

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:08/28/2018

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:08/06/2018

Organization Name:Credit KarmaDate of Request:06/27/2018

Organization Name:Capital One (VOI Batch) Date of Request:06/23/2018

Organization Name:Discover Financial Services Date of Request:06/04/2018

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:05/29/2018

Organization Name:Discover Financial Services Date of Request:05/10/2018

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52 minutes ago, cv91915 said:

My employer uses The Work Number for employment and income verification.  

 

I was curious which/how many credit card companies were hitting my employment file, so I just pulled my personal report. 

 

Looks like it's time to put a freeze on my TWN file.

 

Verifiers who have procured your data in the past 24 months -

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:03/25/2020

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:02/21/2020

Organization Name:Discover Financial Services Date of Request:01/22/2020

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:01/21/2020

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:12/26/2019

Organization Name:Capital One (VOI Batch) Date of Request:12/22/2019

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:11/25/2019

Organization Name:Capital One (VOI Batch) Date of Request:11/14/2019

Organization Name:American Express Date of Request:11/05/2019

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:10/22/2019

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:09/18/2019

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:08/22/2019

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:07/29/2019

Organization Name:Capital One (VOI Batch) Date of Request:06/26/2019

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:06/18/2019

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:05/26/2019

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:04/08/2019

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:02/27/2019

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:01/28/2019

Organization Name:Capital One (VOI Batch) Date of Request:12/21/2018

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:12/17/2018

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:11/27/2018

Organization Name:American Express Date of Request:11/04/2018

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:10/18/2018

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:09/21/2018

Organization Name:JPMorgan Chase - Lending Divison Date of Request:09/12/2018

Organization Name:JPMorgan Chase - Lending Divison Date of Request:09/12/2018

Organization Name:JPMorgan Chase - Lending Divison Date of Request:09/12/2018

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:08/28/2018

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:08/06/2018

Organization Name:Credit KarmaDate of Request:06/27/2018

Organization Name:Capital One (VOI Batch) Date of Request:06/23/2018

Organization Name:Discover Financial Services Date of Request:06/04/2018

Organization Name:Credit Karma Date of Request:05/29/2018

Organization Name:Discover Financial Services Date of Request:05/10/2018

Wow!  I would to and I have my reports frozen just because.

 

Tapping my fingers waiting for Hege to say he's sorry about my identity theft. LOL!

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Despite what this says I was unable to find a freeze option on their web site.  

 

I tried the phone number on Saturday, but after weaving through the phone tree options for 3+ minutes I hit a dead end because they were closed.

 

From my report:

 

To place a security freeze on your The Work Number employment report, send your request via mail to:

 

TALX Corporation
ATTN: Employment Data Report 
􏰀 

Dept 19-10 11432 Lackland Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63146

 

Or, you may contact us on the web at www.theworknumber.com or call 800-996-7566.

 

 

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2 hours ago, generallissimo said:

Were the information they had accurate... w.r.t. to salary? I would worry that this type of information is never likely to be reported accurately.

 

Keep us informed on how the freezing went... I may want to do the same.

I've been with the same employer forever, so the report was really long and there was way too much detail to go through, since I had no motivation beyond morbid curiosity. 

 

In my sampling I did notice some commission and overtime pay, which makes no sense since I've never been on a commission plan and I've never been hourly. 

 

I am not assuming that CK gets the entire report.  They may only be able to purchase a consumer's income range, the way credit card companies and others buy marketing lists from the credit bureaus that contain names/addresses of people who have specific credit characteristics (FICOs between 720 and 760, for example).  

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6 hours ago, generallissimo said:

Were the information they had accurate... w.r.t. to salary? I would worry that this type of information is never likely to be reported accurately.

 

Keep us informed on how the freezing went... I may want to do the same.

So i just went and checked mine, and the salary data was accurate.  Not too many pulls, although my current employer did last January when I was hired.

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