It sounds like some kind of intelligence agency but the "fourth bureau" is actually a collection of organizations that do credit bureau type checks on financial records.
Unlike the well-known Big Three bureaus, these firms are what
Consumer Reports magazine calls "under the radar companies"
that collect and supply all kinds of personal information on
which other firms make decisions about your financial
They're a motley collection of businesses that are difficult
to identify and communicate with, yet their operations could
impact your financial life.
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