1. This company The Work Number, TALX Corporation is a privately owned, unregulated personal identity information broker which procures and subsequently resells confidential consumer Personally Identifiable Information such as social security numbers, bank account numbers, bank account balances, bank account transaction histories, income and earnings information, and the names and the social security numbers of a consumer's children or other dependents.
2. This company The Work Number, TALX Corporation compiles and resells this confidential, Personally Identifiable Information in a predatory manner, without the consent or permission of the consumer, and without the consumer's knowledge.
3. This company The Work Number, TALX Corporation procures, compiles and resells confidential, Personally Identifiable Information on consumers which has been:
• Misappropriated or stolen directly by The Work Number, TALX Corporation by harvesting and mining outsourced human resources data or through other means such as “phishing” attacks or social engineering;
• Purchased by The Work Number, TALX Corporation from other malicious entities who have misappropriated or stolen that identity information and confidential, Personally Identifiable Information; and
• Purchased by The Work Number, TALX Corporation from abusive or unethical entities who had otherwise been entrusted with that identity information and confidential, Personally Identifiable Information, such as commercial banks or employers.
4. This compilation of confidential Personally Identifiable Information contains anomalous and contradictory data and has been fabricated from misappropriated or stolen identity, earnings, and employment information, then systematically merged with the employment history records and W2 income records of other consumers with similar names or SSNs.
5. Neither The Work Number nor TALX Corporation have any requirement and make no guarantee as to the accuracy of this compiled confidential Personally Identifiable Information. The Work Number, TALX Corporation records and subsequently rents, leases, or resells whatever data they procure or peculate, without regard to whether the data is factually accurate or related to the consumer under whose identity that data is reported.
6. This company The Work Number, TALX Corporation provides a subscription- and fee-based service to permit malicious entities such as debt collection agencies to directly and anonymously access consumer confidential, Personally Identifiable Information, thereby circumventing consumer data protection requirements such as PCI, GLBA, and HIPAA. This empowers these malicious entities to gain direct and anonymous access to the consumer's financial information including bank account numbers, bank transaction histories, bank balances, social security numbers, and earnings / employment information.
7. This company The Work Number, TALX Corporation is not an accredited consumer reporting agency and operates as a private, unregulated data broker not subject to government oversight, regulation, or compliance.
8. This company The Work Number, TALX Corporation provides no mechanism for consumers to opt-out of the The Work Number, TALX Corporation system and effect removal and permanent purge of the consumer’s confidential Personally Identifiable Information, without consideration to whether that data is inccurate, incomplete, fabricated, or stolen.
The Work Number Number and TALX Corporation have responded to this consumer and have made a good faith effort to resolve this issue by assigning internal customer service resources to assist this consumer in resolving the corrupt identity, earnings, and income data which was maintained in the TWN/TALX system.
Consequently, the consumer has requested that TWN amend this ticket to state that the consumer has been satisfied and then close the ticket.
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