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In study, 1 in 4 consumers had a credit-report error

WASHINGTON — One in four consumers had an error in a credit report issued by a major agency, a Federal Trade Commission study released Monday says.

The FTC also said 5 percent of 1,001 consumers surveyed had identified errors in their reports that could lead to their paying more for mortgages, auto loans, or other financial products.

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