creditor

(4) Definitions As used in this subsection, the term “creditor”— (A) means a creditor, as defined in section 1691a of this title , that regularly and in the ordinary course of business— (i) obtains or uses consumer reports, directly or indirectly, in connection with a credit transaction; (ii) furnishes information to consumer reporting agencies, as described in section 1681s–2 of this title , in connection with a credit transaction; or (iii) advances funds to or on behalf of a person, based on an obligation of the person to repay the funds or repayable from specific property pledged by or on behalf of the person; (B) does not include a creditor described in subparagraph (A)(iii) that advances funds on behalf of a person for expenses incidental to a service provided by the creditor to that person; and (C) includes any other type of creditor, as defined in that section 1691a of this title , as the agency described in paragraph (1) having authority over that creditor may determine appropriate by rule promulgated by that agency, based on a determination that such creditor offers or maintains accounts that are subject to a reasonably foreseeable risk of identity theft.

Source

15 USC § 1681m(e)(4)


Scoping language

None identified. Default scope is assumed to be the entire title.
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