“God” Sues Equifax for Glitch in Credit Score
A man by the name of God Gazarov is suing Equifax for displaying that he has no financial history because the credit reporting agency’s system will not accept his name–God.
Despite the fact that he has a score over 720 with TransUnion and Experian, Gazarov has been in battle with Equifax for two years, trying to get them to recognize his credit history. When he was denied financing for an Infiniti car last year due to a “lack of credit history,” he knew he had to do something drastic. That is when he decided to file a lawsuit against Equifax.
The 26-year-old from Brooklyn, who was named after his grandfather, has spoken with several Equifax representatives over these two years, and one of them suggested he change his name so the company would recognize it. He could not get matters resolved through Equifax alone, and embarked on a more extreme alternative.
Gazarov told the New York Post, “It’s extremely frustrating. I worked hard to get good credit to look good to lenders and this happens.”
Equifax declined to comment about the case. Gazarov and his lawyer are currently putting together their allegations to convince Equifax to correct the error and award him for his struggle.