Credit bureau Experian has been hit with a proposed class action accusing it of unlawfully selling credit reports to a company collecting on bad checks, invading consumers' privacy and violating the U.S. Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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Filed on Thursday in a Fort Lauderdale federal court, the lawsuit said Experian sold reports to Florida-based United TranzActions, a company that guarantees the payment of checks returned for insufficient funds.

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