Mo. woman has trouble convincing bank she's alive

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis County woman has filed a federal lawsuit against her bank and a major credit bureau after spending nearly a year trying to convince them she is still alive.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Kimberly Haman claims she has been blocked twice from refinancing her home's mortgage to get a lower rate and also couldn't get a credit card because she was listed by the bank as deceased.

Haman, a St. Louis financial services supervisor, says she complained repeatedly to the bank and Equifax, but despite their assurances the problem never got resolved.

A spokeswoman for Equifax told a reporter after being asked about the lawsuit that its staffers had blocked Haman's bank so its information would no longer appear on her credit report.

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