Consumers are taking a stand against vendors who “lose” their data by terminating accounts. Unfortunately, those same customers don’t understand that much of their data is housed with firms they don’t do business with – groups like credit reporting agencies. Then of course, there’s Choicepoint – I am not sure exactly where they fit into the picture, but they sure seem to have (and lose) a lot of data.
It is strange that the very folks who make things easy on you, and try to make amends where ever possible (like letting you close your account if you wish), are the ones being punished, while those lurking in the shadows just get rewarded.
Trying closing your account at Experian, Equifax, or Trans Union. Its not your account, according to them (and thats if you can actually get a live person on the phone).