Geico Corporation Informative - Geico Online Insurance Quotes
I recently decided to check around to see if I could get a better deal on my insurance than I currently have. Two of my children have insurance with Geico and so I decided to go online and get an online quote. When asked for my Social Security Number I did not provide it. I did not want them to run a credit report, I only wanted a quote, not to purchase insurance at that time. They came in higher than my current insurance company and so I did nothing else. Two weeks later I receive an e-mail indicating that they had run a credit report through Trans Union. I contacted them and asked why they ran a credit report without my authorization. They said that I authorized them to do so. Since I never gave them my Social Security Number I asked how they could run a credit report. I keep getting the same message back. That I authorized them to do so. Well, I'm really stumped as to how they could do it without me giving them my number. Beware, even if you don't give out your Social Security Number they seem to be able to manage to run a credit report. This is very deceptive and dishonest. I could have understood them running a credit report had I choosen to purchase the insurance but I did not. I'm very upset that they would do this. So beware, even if you don't give them authority to run a credit report they seem to be able to find out what your SSN is.