God settles lawsuit with credit agency

God settles lawsuit with credit agency
Credit: Stefan Jeremiah

So it turns out God does exist — and he’s living in Brooklyn.

A Br​ighton Beach man named God Gazarov has settled ​his federal lawsuit against ​credit-reporting giant Equifax ​after the company finally agreed to enter his unusual moniker into its database.

As reported exclusively by ​T​he Post last year, the 27-year-old Russian native was falsely branded as having no credit history because Equifax refused to recognize his ​given first name.

The bizarre snafu made it impossible for the jewelry-store owner to secure basic loans, court papers say.
While other agencies accepted his name, the Equifax block crippled his buying power.

After more than a year of haggling, Gazarov secured a confidential payout from Equifax late Wednesday and emerged from the negotiations at the Brooklyn federal courthouse with a wide smile.

Now boasting a ​healthy 820 credit score, Gazarov said he was relieved to have settled the case and plans to put his refurbished financial profile to use with a new BMW.

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