December 9th, 2002

Equifax letter 1

Mr. Thomas F. Chapman
Equifax Inc.
1550 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309

Dear Mr. Chapman:

As you can see from my credit report, I am 34 years old in 2002,
and I began working in 1966, at the illegal age, both mathetically
and child labor-wise, of minus two.

You might want to hire someone who understands basic arithmetic
and the fact that time flows forward, not backward, to check
your company's records. If you'd like to send me a copy of your
company's job ad for this position, I will pass it along to some
qualified computer programmers I know.

I can make sure to find one who has seen that Stephen Hawking
movie, since you seem to have trouble with the time thing.

In the meantime, please remove the inaccurate information about me
me from your company's system.


Donald B. Marti Jr.

Equifax letter 2

(Equifax CEO Tom Chapman had his "Office of Consumer Affairs" reply
to my letter pointing out that my credit record is chronologically
impossible...with a form reply asking me to photocopy my driver's
license and Social Security card for them. Yeah, right. I really
shouldn't bother with these people any more, but here's my reply.)

December 2, 2002

Office of Customer Affairs
Equifax Inc.
PO Box 105139
Atlanta, GA 30348

Your letter makes it sound like I'm asking for your assistance with
something. I don't want your assistance. I offered you assistance.

Personally, I don't care if you want to charge people money to
tell them that I started working two years before I was born.
It's kind of funny, actually, since it makes your company look
like you don't know about the flow of time, events depending on
each other, and such. It gives everyone a chance to laugh at the
big dumb credit bureau, and that's a good thing.

As far as your request for photocopies goes, the last thing I'm going
to do is send you more personal information. Show that you can take
care of the information you have, first. If you don't care that
the information you sell is worthless, I can't care about it for you.

It astonishes me that so many people spend so much time worrying
about their credit ratings, when your company is so careless with
its product. Fix it or not, I don't care.


Donald B. Marti Jr.