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John Oliver Takes on Credit-Report Companies By Making Terrible Websites That Sound Like Them

In last night’s main Last Week Tonight segment, John Oliver takes on the scourge of credit-report companies, namely the big three — Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion — which have become a fixture of adult life, whether you’re trying to get a job or a loan. But as Oliver shows, these reports are often riddled with serious errors at a rate of one out of 20. For instance, poor Judy Thomas spent six years of her life trying to clear her good name because the credit-report company confused her with another woman named Judy Kendall. In the face of this decades-long problem, Oliver has decided to mimic the same identity confusion by creating three websites:,, and They don’t check your credit, but if you do want a company that will let you hire a shelter dog to lick peanut butter off your testicles, you’re in luck!

John Oliver Takes on Tyranny of Credit Scores