God Gazarov, named after his grandfather, says that when he tried to resolve the problem, Equifax told him he should change his first name. His ongoing dispute with the agency started two years ago.
Gazarov, the owner of a Brooklyn cash-for-gold business, says he has scores of more than 720 with competing credit rating agencies TransUnion and Experian, but the glitch in his Equifax score made it impossible for him to buy a car last year.
"It's extremely frustrating," Gazarov told the New York Post. "I worked hard to get good credit to look good to lenders and this happens."