Home » Finance » Credit

What's the Process for Fixing Mistakes on Your Credit Report?

Nov 3, 2007
Perhaps you have found something on your credit card that you do not believe belongs there. You want to do something about it, but you are not sure just what that something is. How do you fix an error that has wrongfully been made on your credit report? Who do you go to, what do you have to do yourself, how long will it take, and when, if at all, do I give up?

There are these questions and several more that are asked when people try to correct the mistakes that have been made on their credit reports. It can be frustrating and tiresome to correct any mistakes made by the credit reporting agencies, but it is a process that must be done in order to keep up the reputation of the credit holder. Here are a few steps to remember when going through that process.

The very first thing that you must do that many people neglect altogether is that you must actaully find the error made on your credit report. It is actually a very common thing to find an error on your credit report, but it is not so common for people to correct it, especially if it seems minor. This is because many people either simply do not understand the process by which they correct the mistake, or they do not want to go through that process because it is just easier to sit back and take it. However, even small mistakes can hold you back from getting the credit that you may need in the future.

A helpful tip you might consider is to circle or highlight the mistakes on your credit report. You may wish to copy it so that you can keep the original, clean copy for filing purposes. This is more helpful than it seems in the fact that you can locate the place in which the error is made on your report and refer back to it when inquiring correction from the credit reporting agencies.

The next step is one that many people also neglect. They may find errors on their credit report, but they do not take the time to actually notify the credit reporting agencies about those errors. Credit reporting agencies cannot keep track of all of the individual credit reports by reviewing everything that may be a mistake, call you up and ask if it's correct, then fix it themselves. You must notify them if you are to have any corrections made at all.

It is also important, when you come up with an argument about your credit report, that you have proof of the mistake. For the best argument, you need to have documented evidence that what is on your credit report is wrong, and that what you believe should be on there is honestly correct.

You must also be persistent. Check on the progress of the correction often. It is important to know that you are getting somewhere, rather than just simply being overlooked.
About the Author
Court provides information about federal student loan consolidation and helps people refine their internet marketing.
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 101
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources