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“Credit check” scare confuses social media

“Credit check” scare confuses social media

SIX NATIONS — Community members were angered and frustrated over the weekend after a Facebook post to Six Nations Parks & Recreation’s page said patrons may be subjected to “credit checks”. The notice was made public on Friday at around noon and said community members who “wish to rent a Six Nations Parks & Recreation

SIX NATIONS — Community members were angered and frustrated over the weekend after a Facebook post to Six Nations Parks & Recreation’s page said patrons may be subjected to “credit checks”.

The notice was made public on Friday at around noon and said community members who “wish to rent a Six Nations Parks & Recreation Facility or register in an activity program” that they would have to fill out a one-page credit check before being approved for services.

The notice frustrated and confused community members, saying it was an invasion of privacy and potentially damaging to credit scores for those wanting to host children’s skating parties.

On Monday, Six Nations Parks and Recreation posted a clarification to their page saying the new Credit Application process was “implemented by the Six Nations Elected Council as of November 1, 2018” and that it is “internal and only for Council Department services for which a fee is charged” and says the credit checks “are submitted to the Six Nations Elected Council’s Finance Department only and not to a credit bureau.”

Six Nations Elected Councillor Helen Miller spoke out on social media also giving feedback on the matter saying the process was something approved by council but implemented by the finance department. Miller said the process was put in place to refuse services to band members who have delinquent accounts for other public services such as gas or water bills in an effort to encourage residents to take care of arrears on those accounts.

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