2019 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 56 - Trade Names, Trade-Marks and Unfair Trade Practices
Section 56:11-33 - Procurement, preparation of investigative consumer report.

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 56:11-33 (2019)

56:11-33 Procurement, preparation of investigative consumer report.

6. a. A person may not procure or cause to be prepared an investigative consumer report on any consumer unless:

(1) It is clearly and accurately disclosed in writing to the consumer, prior to requesting the consumer reporting agency to prepare the report, that an investigative consumer report commonly includes information regarding the consumer's character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living, and the disclosure includes the precise nature and scope of the investigation requested and the right of the consumer to have a copy of the report upon request; and

(2) the consumer provides the person requesting the report written permission to obtain the investigative consumer report prior to the person making the request to the consumer reporting agency.

b. The consumer reporting agency shall, upon the request of the consumer, provide to the consumer a copy of the report upon its completion.

c. No person may be held liable for any violation of any provision of this section if that person proves by a preponderance of the evidence that at the time of the violation reasonable procedures to assure compliance with the provisions of this section were maintained.


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