Woman mistakenly declared dead by credit reporting agency

Anne Howe is not dead, but her credit report said otherwise. So, as far as the bank refinancing the mortgage on her Bothel, Wash., house was concerned, there would be no loan. After all, she was dead. If you're dead you don't have a credit score. Without a credit score you don't have a loan.

Never mind that Howe was a regular at the bank, had an active account there and signed a notarized statement that read: "The report of my demise is inaccurate information."