Have you checked your credit report lately? By some estimates, as many as 40 million Americans have errors on their credit reports. If serious, an error can cause someone to be unable to buy a car, qualify for student loans, or otherwise obtain credit. To check on your credit report, go to http://www.annualcreditreport.com. Once a year, you can get your report for free from each of the major credit bureaus through this site.
To learn more about how pervasive credit reporting errors are and their potential consequences, check out the 60 Minutes report at the link below.