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i was wondering if you can be traced through utility companies? do they do credit checks?
-- (email@example.com), June 27, 2001
If you are in the US or Canada, yes, they do credit checks. Yes they will appear on your file. In the UK, they sometimes do if you have a poor history with them, but it's not usual.
-- Too scared to say (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 27, 2001.
The answer is I don't know. However, I do know that sometimes, if you're a new home owner for instance, who hasn't had gas/electric/phone services before, the suppliers will ask for a deposit.
This never happend to me, but it did happen to a friend of mine, and we were buying services from the same companies. So I suppose in theory it is possible.
-- pendle (email@example.com), June 27, 2001.