It has long been rumored that each of the three national credit bureaus maintains a list of consumers they identify as “VIP” files.
A TransUnion employee once testified in a deposition:
Q: And some references have been made in prior cases to maybe a VIP category. Is there such a category? [… ] For example, if a lawyer makes a dispute, it’s handled by your department?
A: That is correct.
Q: If a politician or [a person] known to be a politician makes a dispute, are those the types of disputes you might handle?
A: Yes. Q: And celebrities as well?
Deposition of Shontese Norwood, Mullins v. TransUnion, Civ. Action No. 3:05-CV-888 (Sept. 21, 2006)