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Choosing The Right Credit Repair Company: There Is No Such Thing!

Apr 16, 2008
Definition of "Repair"- restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please" or the act of putting something in working order again.

So in a sense is your credit really broken? No it is not, maybe not functioning as it should, but not broken. So instead of looking for a credit repair company I would maybe look for a credit restoration company. One that could help restore my credit to it's like perfect condition. Ok, so how do I do that? What do I look for? What are some hints of a bad one? Some hints of a good one?

When shopping for a credit "restoration" company I would avoid all who claim to "repair" your credit, as this is simply impossible. Look for the ones that understand this and the ones who will help restore your credit.

Companies who claim they are a law firm are just simply "silly" to say the least and just a sales gimmick. Avoid at all cost! You really don't need an attorney to restore your credit. Truth told you could do it yourself with some patience, planning, a few well-written letters and some understanding of the credit laws.

There are companies who offer you a service for a monthly charge as well. They state that they will dispute items on your credit report for a monthly charge. Really all these companies offer, are an automated system filled with form letters that they will send out on your behalf for a monthly fee. Come on now, you can find their form letters on line and do it your self.

Then there are companies who will charge you a really high price and want it up front! Stating something like- "You get what you pay for!" Please just avoid these companies, as I would not trust anybody with a large sum of money up front. Besides it's illegal to collect money for "credit repair" in advance.

Now what I would look for is: a company who offers a relatively good product for a fair price. One who doesn't charge a large sum up front or promise to dispute items on my credit report for a monthly charge. As we all know (or don't) it is also illegal to promise or guarantee to remove items off of a credit report, however if one was to work as long as needed until the job was complete that would be a good company.

Well with all of that said there is an old saying that holds true: "Buyer Beware"
About the Author
J Delgado is an expert in helping individuals restore there credit. To find out more about having foreclosures, bankruptcies, late payments and other derogatory items removed from your credit report contact him at creditexpert@scrubyourcredit.com or at http://www.scrubyourcredit.com
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