News, Equifax consents to the existence of God.
"Without a decent credit rating it's tough to borrow for large purchases, as
a Russian-American discovered. The New Yorker, owner of a business
called Gold Hard Cash, was refused a car loan because credit rating
agency Equifax would not provide financial details on the man.
The problem! God Gazarov was told by Equifax that it "could not process
his name as God." The suit alleged that an Equfax official told Gazarov it
could not provide him or a lender with his credit file "because it could
not process his name as 'God' and suggested that he should consider
After appearing before Brooklyn Federal Magistrate Judge Ramon Reyes,
the two parties to the suit struck an agreement, and Equifax will
now acknowledge God's name. He will also receive an undisclosed
monetary settlement from the company...
Mr. Gazarov claims his name is not uncommon in Russia, and that he
was named after his grandfather. Still, he's used to the jokes. "My
principal in junior High School would walk by me in the cafeteria and
say, 'Oh my God, there he is.'""
What is also interesting here is that I personally know people by the
name "Jesus." I don't think the credit reporting agencies have had trouble
with that name. So, what was the big deal recognizing "God."