|Even if you think you have a perfect credit report, be vigilant of the error factor. Just as you receive mail with your name and address misspelled, your credit report can have errors just like anything else. Whether it’s human being error, outdated data or even id theft, mistakes occur more easily than we’d all like to think. |
According to the law, both the CRA’s and the company that provided the information to the credit reporting agency have obligations for correcting mistaken or incomplete data in your credit report.
So, if you notice an error on your credit report, without hesitation notify the credit reporting agency in writing at once:
1. Tell the CRA what information you believe is wrong on your credit report. Include copies, never originals of documents that support your position.
2. In addition to providing your whole name and address, your correspondence should of course define each item in your credit report that you dispute. State the facts and why you are disputing the information. Enclosing a copy of your credit report with the things in dispute circled can be beneficial.
3. Though you may take for granted your reason for writing is obvious, be sure to request that the mistake be corrected.
4. Mail your letter by certified mail, return receipt requested so you can take note when the credit reporting agency received your correspondence. Make certain your correspondence is dated, and be sure to keep copies of everything you send.
Credit Bureau must look over the item(s) that you say are not correct, typically within 30 days unless they consider your dispute frivolous. They also must forward all relevant information you send them to the establishment (bank, credit card agency, etc.) that gave them the data for your credit report.
After the company obtains notice of a dispute from the credit reporting agency, it must review and inspect all crucial information furnished and report the resolutions back to the CRA’s.
If the information provider finds the challenged data to be incorrect, it must give notice to all nationwide credit reporting agency so that they can update this information in your credit report.
Challenged data that can’t be corroborated must be removed from your credit report.
Inaccurate information must be updated by the Credit bureau.
Incomplete information must be changed by the Credit reporting agency.
Any account that belong only to another individual must be deleted by the Credit reporting agency.
NOTE: Credit repair can be long and boring, the importance of understanding your rights cannot be stressed enough so be sure you take time to digest this information.
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