is a Credit Bureau and How does it work?
Bureau is a reporting system that has literally a library of
information about you. The credit report records show information
about your debts, personal identification, public records and any
other relevant credit data. There are no requirements for a creditor
to report information about you nor for a credit bureau to report in-
formation about you except, back child support payments. All in-
formation that is reported is voluntary in all respect. Credit Bureaus
are not Governmental nor Congressional they are a for profit business.
They make millions of dollars simply reporting consumer credit
many Credit Bureaus are there?
hundreds of credit bureaus that report credit for different
states. Most are sub-stations of the 3 Major Credit Bureaus:
EQUIFAX TRANS UNION EXPERIAN (formally known as TRW)
many Credit Bureaus are important to
my creditors or prospective creditors?
major Credit Bureaus are the most important as these
companies feed information to the smaller credit bureaus that
are located closest to you. When you ask for a copy of your credit
report it may come back with a name of a credit bureau you do not
recognize. If you read the fine print it will tell you who they are
working with. When repairing a credit report, all 3 credit bureaus
have to be dealt with. Each credit bureau is a third of your total
long can a Credit Bureau report
information about me?
credit bureaus will report information about you for a period of
7 years. For bankruptcy 10 years. Some states have provisions
for paid liens and collections. Chapter 13 bankruptcy is reported for
7 years. Both are from the date of filing not the date of discharge!
Do Credit Bureaus make mistakes?
where you get your statistics from will have a lot to do with
what percent the credit bureaus make mistakes,
such as the following statistics:
Attorney General: New York State estimate is that
1/3 of all reports have errors.
2. United States Congress has estimated errors exist
in 1/2 of all reports.
3. Charles Given Organization conducted a study in
which 90% of credit reports reviewed contained errors.
4. Consumers Union 48% of all credit reports contain
a credit system where even one minor mistake can cause you to be
denied credit the statistic show that the errors by credit bureaus are
alarmingly high. We don't believe credit bureaus intentionally report
incorrect information, they are just reporting too much infor-
mation and there is always human error in any business. Our opinion
is that better precautions should be taken to provide error free credit
don't Credit Bureaus want me to
use a Credit Repair Company?
reason we can find is that they say you can do your own credit
repair. You can! And have every right to repair your own credit reports.
The Credit Repair Course that we offer is EXCELLENT for teaching you
to do it yourself... For many it is the way to go-- for
others--? You can also
represent yourself in court cases, attempt to do your
own taxes, and
even fly jet planes. If you are not experience at it you may not come out
on top but you can do it.
Many individuals don't have the time and persistence mixed with
organizational skills to cut through all the red tape of
credit repair. We simply have the ability and the experience to do the
work for you. Credit repair is not an easy task you must know the laws
that have been enacted for you as a consumer and you
must do every
thing by the book. You must be careful not to get yourself in trouble
while trying to get out of trouble. Companies that sell do-it-yourself
repair kits and offer you no other choice or assistance are basically
telling you... you are on your own. Many Individuals have started out
doing their own credit repair and ended up using a full service company
after many months of work. There are also some negative connotations
about credit repair companies. There are some shady
ones out there,
but no more than any other type of business, just make sure you
choose a credit repair company you trust.
bad companies should not restrict you right to assistance. Make
sure you choose a company wisely. Make sure they do not want to change
your identity or offer you a new social security number. Make sure you feel
comfortable with your choice and above all if it sounds too good to be true,
long will it take me to repair my own credit?
no approximates. You will have to familiarize yourself with the
Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and understand what your rights are.
Learn how to format your letters to the credit bureaus and keep every-
thing organized. Guesstimating it would take anywhere from 6 months
to a year. It will be a learn as you go situation when
you start from scratch. Knowledge is the power with this work.
long would it take for a Credit Repair
Company to repair my credit?
the same answer, there is no approximates since every credit
report carries different information and circumstances. Using a credit
repair service eliminates the time allotted for a learning curve
and formatting of letters, you don't have to organize anything nor
keep track of where you left off with the last dispute to each credit
bureau. In other words it is hassle free with minimal involvement.
the creditors inform you of the
results of the dispute, if it was deleted,
Great! If not? Make note
of it. When the total results are in, you
just see which blemishes, if any,
remain and then decide whether
your credit file is clean enough to
accomplish your objective.
Guesstimating we would say anywhere from 3 months
to 8 months depending on your particular problems.
get credit cards while repairing my credit?
realize that Inquiries are considered negative credit data,
inquiry you have should show a positive result ie: Get
Know what the lending institutions criteria is for
lending money and see if
the guidelines, otherwise don't apply, it just adds
another inquiry to
your report that gets you no
where. If you are working on your own credit
repair, don't apply for
credit until you are completely finished. This is the
safe way to go if you are not sure when to start
restoration of your credit.
can I do if I have no credit at
all (good or bad)?
thing to do is, open any type of account, even a secured credit
Even a small balance that you pay ON TIME! Do you have friend or
with good credit accounts? In most cases, you call that creditor and
added as an authorized user. As soon as you are put on the
your credit score reflects all the months or even years of timely
made by the account holder. I've seen this method
credit scores by up to 200 points in
does a Credit Bureau make money?
bureaus make money by reporting credit. If you have bad credit
you make them even more money simply because you will apply for
credit about 10 times more than a person with good credit. Did you
know that the credit bureaus can sell your name without your permission?
You are the one who has to write and tell them not to sell your name!
can't I get the Credit Bureaus to remove
erroneous information on my credit report?
reason is because credit bureaus are there to report credit data,
not revise it. It takes man power and time for a credit bureau to
verify negative disputed credit items. They make money by reporting
your credit not by trying to help you restore it. This does not mean they
will not help you with your disputes, this means they are not going to just
jump right up and get you the results you want.
can see my credit report?
prospective creditor, employer, government official, Insurance
companies, collectors, some one considering you for a license or other
government related benefit, anyone wanting information for a
business transaction between you and them (i.e.) landlord. Basically,
anyone with a good reason to see your credit report.
should I use a Credit Repair Company?
individuals use credit repair companies because they have no time
to take on this time consuming job. Some because they just don't know
what their rights are and others because they have tried to do it alone
and could not get any results. If you fit one of these categories maybe
you do need assistance. You have to make that decision and if you
choose to use our services, we will give you the best assistance possible.
If we can't do it neither can anyone else. You have nothing to loose and
lot to gain. We have never made a credit report worse than it already was!
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So contact us any way you feel comfortable. Remember
there are millions of
people with credit problems just like yours and each person has to make
the decision to do something about it. Reports show that over a million
individuals will file bankruptcy each and every year. This shows the debt
problems in the U.S.
Bankruptcy is not the end of the world, in fact most
people, with the proper
direction, can rebuild their credit status within
a year of their bankruptcy