Man Named 'God' Settles With Credit Agency He Sued

The agency is now recognizing that "God" is a real person and that he exists.

— -- His prayers have been answered.

But now, the credit agency said it has made the "necessary alterations" so that its system recognizes the name for Gazarov and anyone else. His credit score is now near perfect, he told ABC News.

Equifax has also agreed to pay Gazarov an undisclosed amount of money to settle the lawsuit, said his lawyer James B. Fishman of Fishman & Mallon, LLP.

"I realized this is something American companies need to be able to deal with," Fishman told ABC News today. "There are plenty of people who come here from other countries, who have unusual names, and American companies need to understand they are real people with real names that should be recognized."

An Equifax representative even told Gazarov, a jewelry store owner, that he should consider changing his name, court documents said.

"But I'd never want to change my name," Gazarov told ABC News. "I was named after my grandfather who's also named God, and I'm proud to carry his name. He was a very big commander in army and well respected back home."

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