14 hard credit checks over 3 days, major hit to credit score
I started a new wireless account with AT&T a few weeks ago, I brought my own phone so I was just signing up for the wireless usage.
I am new to the US from Canada, so I already knew my credit score would be low and that I may have to pay account activiation and deposits, no problem.
I arrive to my new apartment to 14 letters from AT&T, each stating that a credit check has been processed and showing my score. Opening each of these letters, I watched my credit score get cut in half by the last and final one.
I have called AT&T and they have told me that I need to manage this myself by calling each of the Bureaus and getting reports and disputing the credits checks.
Is this legal? It's definitely not ethical, but can AT&T run more than 1 credit check if I give them permission to run it once? Is there actually nothing AT&T can do now to help me? They basically cause the damage then tell me to run around to do damage control.