Pursuant to the passing of Bill 152 “The Ontario Ministry of Government Services Consumer Protection and Service Modernization Act”, effective January 1st 2008, Equifax will be implementing a feature to allow Canadian consumers the option of generating an alert and corresponding contact phone number whenever their own file is accessed for credit granting purposes. The person who receives the alert shall not proceed with the transaction without taking reasonable steps to verify that the person involved in the transaction is the consumer.The verbiage will be displayed in the Consumer Statement segment (CS) as follows:
**** WARNING ****ALERT TO VERIFY CONSUMER’S IDENTITY - PLEASE CONTACT CONSUMER AT (000) - 000-0000 BEFORE EXTENDING CREDIT
Please refer to the specific legislation to ensure you are in compliance with Bill 152. The Ontario Government website is www.gov.on.ca or www.ontla.on.ca
For more information on our products and services talk to your sales representative or contact Customer Care via email at NCC@equifax.com or by phone @ 1-877-227-8800.