Customer Sues Comcast, Alleging Company Took His Deposit and Then Ran Credit Check

PHILADELPHIA (The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS) -

Chicago resident Keith Santangelo has filed a federal lawsuit against Comcast, claiming that the company took a $50 deposit in lieu of a credit check when he signed up for internet service but then did a credit check on him anyway.

The suit claims the company’s action violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and seeks class-action status. Comcast had no comment on the pending litigation. A Comcast spokeswoman says that its policy is to take a deposit, typically $50, when a person declines to allow a credit check.