Dun & Bradstreet – Would you trust their data?

dun & bradstreetWould you trust credit decisions from a company (Dun & Bradstreet) whose data is so corrupt?

I was doing a Google on myself and I came across this website: http://www.corporationwiki.com/p/2ia9yb/wayne-spivak (as of March 30th, 2017 it was no longer there).

The data discovered is very funny:

– It states I’m the President and CFO of Proformative, Inc. (last time I checked, John Kogan, the CEO has never offered me those roles 🙂 ).
– The MIS Director for a non-profit (never officially had that title, nor did anyone else) where I was a member and left over 10 years ago
– The President of a former client who closed his doors several years ago
– The manager of a Law Office (my own – which is probably another Wayne Spivak who stole my name, but I’m sure not my good looks)

Look at the very bottom of the website page, it says “Source: Dun & Bradstreet refreshed 4/14/2015″

They don’t even list that I am the President & CFO of my company which has been in existence since 1990.

Comedy aside, this data is just wrong. Why not do a search on yourself?

Why would you use Dun & Bradstreet?

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Or as I have suggest in the past, just save your money.