The Fair Credit Reporting Act in West Virginia
West Virginia does not have a statute that directly relates to credit reporting or provides any extra protections to consumers with credit report problems. However, West Virginia does have a statute that would protect co-signers of loans from having their credit harmed without knowing that the primary obligor failed to pay. The law provides that no person shall be held liable as co-signer, or be charged with personal liability for payment in a consumer credit sale, consumer lease or consumer loan unless that person, in addition to and before signing any instrument evidencing the transaction, signs and receives a separate notice which clearly explains his liability in the event of default by the consumer and also receives a copy of any disclosure. This could protect a consumer whose credit was damaged without knowing that a person they co-signed for failed to make payments.
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