Don’t be surprised if your credit report looks less than accurate. Both Forbes and CNBC have reported that approximately 1 in 3 people have errors on their reports.
Your credit report is supposed to be 100% accurate, not 99% accurate.
If you happen to have a collection or charge-off that has been sold, then you have the right to demand verification. Many times, collection accounts are sold to outside collection companies — sometimes over and over again. With each transfer, there is an open door for more errors to occur.
What started out as a $75 missed payment at Walmart might have been turned into a $300 collection with ShadyCollectionsRUs thousands of miles away. Try doing a Google search on the collection company adding the word “complaints.” You might be surprised what you discover!
Common Errors on Accounts
- The balance is wrong.
- The date of last payment is wrong.
- Other date on the account is wrong.
- The account number is wrong.
- The account number is partially missing.
- Your name is misspelled.
If the account is derogatory, do not help your Accuser by providing information to update and correct the account. Instead, demand deletion on the legal basis that the account is in error. Period.
Horrifyingly, I had a person email me asking if she should pay a $2,000 charge-off that did not even belong to her! She wondered if that would be the best way to handle it. NO!
Fortunately, she followed my advice and got the account deleted instead.
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