Some of these Florida residents are unable to open a checking account with a bank or credit union because of past negative banking experiences that were reported to the Chexsystems. These consumers are then forced to use check cashing stores, retailers, and prepaid accounts.
A free consumer organization called "Bad Credit MD" is trying to inform these consumers in Florida about special programs called "second chance checking accounts" and "fresh start checking accounts" being offered by conventional banks and credit unions that were designed to help people with poor Chexsystems reports. These special checking accounts come with check writing privilages and a Visa or MasterCard debt card. The free organization "Bad Credit MD" has assembled a comprehensive list of these financial institutions offering these special checking account programs in Florida at http://www.badcreditmd.com/
ChexSystems is a consumer credit reporting agency like Equifax, Experian and TransUnion that provides data related to how a consumer has handled deposit accounts at banking institutions.
Consumers can order a free copy of their Chexsystems report and dispute any incorrect item of information in their consumer file by contacting Chex Systems Inc. at
Mail: Chex Systems, Inc.
Attn: Consumer Relations
7805 Hudson Road, Suite 100
Woodbury, MN 55125
or at their on-line website at https://www.consumerdebit.com/
If the consumer's Chexsystems information is incorrect, the person must request that the bank (or other institution)
Office of Attorney General
State of Florida
The Capitol PL-01
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050
Chex Systems, Inc. is a consumer-reporting agency that is governed by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and other laws. The Federal Trade Commission enforces the FCRA.
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580
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