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The Warning Signs Of Credit Repair For Students

Apr 13, 2008
As a college student, you may find yourself becoming new to the whole credit card, financial world. After all, you're a college student and a young adult; everyone has to experience something new one in a lifetime. The troubling thing that most students can find themselves getting into is that they ruin their credit at a very young age. As it's such a shame, there are a few things you can do in order to repair your credit the right way. I'm going to show you the warning signs of scummy credit repair companies. These are the companies you'll want to avoid.

Companies that want your money ahead of time

When you're on the hunt to repair your credit, you'll often lead yourself down the road to finding a company that will help repair your credit. A true warning sign that the company is up too no good is a company that wants to have your money up front before they even start your services. Make sure that you're looking for a legit company; they will sit you down and talk over your expenses before you even flip a check their way.

Companies that dispute everything on your report

Let's face it, when you have bad credit, you're going to have lenders on your butt all the time. Some credit repair companies will want you to dispute everything on your report. If you find a company like this, make sure that you steer clear of something like. You should know what's right and wrong on your report. Every once in awhile you'll find something that isn't right, these are the only things you'll want to dispute. Other than that, if it's right, don't mess with it.

Companies that want to invent something new

In today's world, people want to get up and change everything completely. If you come across a company that promises to change your identity completely and start you all over, I would highly advise you stay away. If you find something like this and go through with it, not only will you get yourself into more legal troubles, you could be finding yourself facing a lot of jail time. This type of behavior isn't acceptable and companies like this should be reported to the authorities immediately.

Before you even start your credit repair search, you're going to want to a do a few things before doing so. The first thing you'll want to do is grab a hold of your credit report. You'll want to skim over all the information on the report and put a check next to something that doesn't look right. When you sit down with a company that wants to help repair, make sure you point out these things.

Remember, when you're on your hunt, make sure that you keep these warning signs in mind. There are a lot of people and places out there that want to take your money. Just because they look legit, doesn't mean they are.
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