Critics of the nation's credit reporting system want tighter government regulation to prevent mistakes that can lower a person's credit rating. But the industry insists the current system rarely makes such errors, and new regulations might slow the credit-approval process for the average consumer.
The Evening Sun would like your opinion. Should credit reporting companies be more tightly regulated, or not?
To register your opinion, call SUNDIAL at 783-1800 (or 268-7736 in Anne Arundel County) through midnight Sunday. After you hear the greeting, you'll be asked to punch in a four-digit code on your touch-tone phone. Punch 4600 and you'll be connected with "It's Your Call," The Evening Sun's phone survey on topical issues.
"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.
Look for the results in Monday's Evening Sun.