As a refresher, why do we do this column in PRNewser?
At PRNewser, we love the random tips and tools, listicles and ancillary research. However, we’ve noticed certain stories trending in the news recently: crap that just can’t be grouped with anything else other than, well, other crap.
So, you see, at times there are PR stories that don’t fit snugly in a cushy box. And this particular tale could be terrible PR: not for the big guy upstairs but for the big credit bureau downstairs.
No, this isn’t a joke. No, this isn’t a slap on the church wrist. This is real — “God” is suing credit authority bureau Equifax for taking his name in vain by refusing to believe that it’s real.
In case you aren’t the church going type, meet God. No, really. That’s him — God Gazarov, a Russian native who now calls Brooklyn home. (Who knew?)
I don’t think we will ever know why his parents wanted to do that to him.
That said, God is suing Equifax because they’ve ruined his credit by refusing to acknowledge his existence.
God claims that the company has “stubbornly refused to correct the glitch after more than two years of anguished calls and correspondence, according to a Brooklyn federal lawsuit to be filed Friday,” according to this story in the New York Post.
The Almighty here wants to buy an Infinity (now, that’s an endorsement, eh). Despite having scores of more than 720 with the two other major credit agencies, TransUnion and Experian, Gazarov said the Equifax snag prevented him from making a purchase last year. To wit, he called a lawyer. Gazarov was forced to file a lawsuit against the company because it refused to accept his name as legitimate, said his attorney, James Fishman, of Fishman & Mallon.
“It’s extremely frustrating,” Gazarov told The Post. “I worked hard to get good credit to look good to lenders and this happens.”
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to call my friend “Buddha” to lecture him about his diet.