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EQUIFAX SPONSORS CREDIT EDUCATION TELEVISION SERIES IN ATLANTA

 ATLANTA, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Credit Sense, a six-part series of educational television programs sponsored by Equifax Inc., in cooperation with the Atlanta Public Schools and the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Atlanta, is airing on six consecutive Thursday evenings, beginning April 1 through May 6.
 Airing on WPBA Channel 30 (PBS) and GCTV cable Channel 4 from 8 p.m. 8:30 p.m., the programs cover important personal finance topics including: What is credit?; How to establish a good credit rating; Reviewing a credit history; Applying for credit; Identifying scamn?d schemes; Personal money management, and Financing an education.
 Representatives from Equifax, Consumer Credit Counseling Service, Trust Company Bank, Rich's, the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Georgia Higher Education are presenting information to and taking questions from a live studio audience made up of Atlanta high school students and their parents.
 Suzanne Boas, president of Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Atlanta, states, "Credit education is critical today. It is one of the major causes of stress and marital problems in the modern family. Our mission through this program and others like it is to teach consumers how to use credit wisely and to help them gain control of their financial lives."
 According to Thomas P. Chapman, Equifax executive vice president and group executive, "We're pleased to be able to underwrite and participate in this important credit education series for Atlanta students and their families. As the leading steward of consumer financial information, Equifax knows that one of the keys to a consumer's financial health is a sound knowledge of the very important role credit plays in our lives and economy."
 Dr. Lester Butts, superintendent of the Atlanta Public Schools states, "This series will provide for our students and their families first-hand information on the critical issues relating to establishing and maintaining control of their financial well-being. We are enthusiastic about the collaboration with Equifax and the Consumer Credit Counseling Service."
 The viewing public is invited to call in questions during the program which will air live on April 15, April 22, and May 6. The Credit Sense call-in-number is 404-815-3030. The remaining two programs will be taped prior to air time.
 Consumer Credit Counseling Service is a non-profit, community service agency with three primary purposes: (1) to provide individual budget counseling free-of -charge to the public (2) to furnish community-wide education in budgeting, credit and consumerism, and (3) to provide debt management for individuals and families who are over- extended in debt. CCCS has five metro Atlanta offices to serve the community.
 Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) is the leading provider of information for consumer financial transactions. Employing more than 12,000 people throughout North America and the United Kingdom, Equifax's information services and systems help its customers grant credit, insure lives and property, authorize checks, process credit card transactions, market products, control health care costs, and complete other transactions that benefit the economy, business and consumers. Equifax's revenues for the year ending Dec. 31, 1992, were more than $1.1 billion.
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 /CONTACT: John A. Ford, vice president, Equifax Corp. Public Affairs, 404-885-8309; Katie Shern, education director, CCCS, 404-527-7659/
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