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Unusual post: Geiko checks your credit before issuing insurance (Read 442 times)
Gary A. Markette
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Unusual post: Geiko checks your credit before issuing insurance
Feb 13th, 2013, 1:20am
 
Recently, I was exploring the possibility of changing my car insurer. I visited the Geico site and completed their online application. Somewhere in the haze of poorly-written, badly designed information was a notice that Geico would check credit bureau ratings while preparing a quote.

Now, my credit rating is bad because of tragedies that have made my life difficult to say the least. Had I read or seen Geico's credit checking policy, I would never have continued to inquire about insurance at their site. I post this to let AR's readers know that Geico follows this practice and other insurers probably do as well. (Although I applied at several other websites and did not encounter this issue.) I think the practice appalling and another example of our diminishing privacy in today's world.

To those of you I count as friends: don't consider Geico as your auto insurer. If Geico is already your insurer, consider changing providers. Further, I am boycotting all products that co-sponsor any entertainment with Geico. (Big deal; I don't watch TV.)

I hope I am not violating an AR policy by posting this. I leave that to Webbie. If I have inadvertently erred, I'm sure he'll remove this post. For now though: down with Geico! Squish a lizard this week!
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Re: Unusual post: Geiko checks your credit before issuing insurance
Reply #1 - Feb 13th, 2013, 12:54pm
 
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Re: Unusual post: Geiko checks your credit before issuing insurance
Reply #2 - Mar 13th, 2013, 5:54am
 
The following funny statement about insurance could be helpful... Wink

"Insurance is the only product that both the seller and buyer hope is never actually used."

by Uknown Grin Grin
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