Reporting Errors to the Credit Bureaus

It’s been a while since I have done a public service post, but I recently came across information at work that I thought I would share with everyone.

Following is a form letter that I obtained which you can use to report inaccuracies to the three major credit bureaus. (I don’t promise they’ll fix the problem, but do keep a copy of your letter in your file, so if it comes up–say, when you’re trying to get a car loan–you can whip this out and show the lender that not only is the info on your credit report wrong, but you have already reported it.)

NOTICE OF [e.g. RECORD ERROR]

TO:   Experian                                
            Profile Maintenance              
            P. O. Box 9558
            Allen, Texas  75013

            Trans Union Corporation
            Attn: Public Records Dept.
            555 West Adams Street
            Chicago, Il  60661

            Equifax
            P. O. Box 144717
            Orlando, Fl  32814
           

ON BEHALF OF:
[Your name]
[Your mailing address]
[Your street address, if different from mailing]
[Your phone number]
[Former address(es) that the credit agency might have on file]
[Your Social Security Number]

DATE: [Date]                                   

INCORRECT INFO: [Detail the error on your report. Be brief and to the point; quote directly from the report, if you can.]

CORRECT INFO: [Detail what is correct. Be brief and to the point. All you need to do is state what is correct, not the entire back story as to how it might have been listed wrong.]

Enclosed please find [letter proving you’re in the right, detailed history of the problem, etc.], which should clear up the confusion.

Please correct your records to reflect [the accurate information above]. If you have any questions, you may contact me at [phone number and/or e-mail address].

                                                                        Thank you.

                                                                        [Sign your name here]

Enclosure
cc: [Creditor(s) who reported the information incorrectly in the first place]  

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