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Disclosures of Credit Reports

People face fines and up to 2 years in prison for releasing credit report information to unauthorized persons.

Unauthorized disclosures by officers or employees: Section 1681r

Any officer or employee of a consumer reporting agency who knowingly and willfully provides information concerning an individual from the agency's files to a person not authorized to receive that information shall be fined under title 18, imprisoned for not more than 2 years, or both