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Judgment will Appear on Credit Report Once Satisfied

November 1, 2014

Dear Experian, I had a judgment filed against me in June of 2010. When I found out, I contacted the bank and settled with them. Why does it still show...

Name and Social Security Number Variations

November 1, 2014

Dear Experian, What do I do when two names and Social Security numbers are on one credit report? - KCH

Settled Accounts on Your Credit Report

October 24, 2014

Dear Experian, I recently paid a settlement on a delinquent account. I have the release letters and was told I can send them in directly in order to have the...

Broken Lease Appears on Tenant Screening Report

October 24, 2014

Dear Experian, My daughter’s report is showing she had a broken lease in November 2013. However, she just moved out in July. How can she correct this? - ...

Repossession and Voluntary Surrender on Credit Report

October 22, 2014

Dear Experian, How long does a derogatory closure of an account pertaining to an auto loan affect your credit scores? - ...

Updating Balance Information on Your Credit Report

October 22, 2014

Dear Experian, On your website, you state that you update credit card payments when my bank does. My credit report from your institution is three months behind. ...

When Inquiries Appear on Your Credit Report

October 15, 2014

Dear Experian, Should the hard inquiry I have on my credit report from applying for credit be removed if I ended up getting approved and establishing credit with the...

Update Your Credit Report to Show Home Ownership

October 15, 2014

Dear Experian, I am the owner of a house with a paid mortgage, which I am renting to family. How will this affect my credit scores, and how can...

Social Security Number Variations May Not Be Fraud

August 27, 2014

Dear Experian, I was told by the bank that Experian was reporting the incorrect Social Security number. How do I verify the information that Experian has on file for me? -...

Update the Phone Number on Your Credit Report

August 27, 2014

Dear Experian, I need to update my phone number on my credit report. - MHN

Maintaining Your Credit History after Getting Married

August 27, 2014

Dear Experian, When I got married my husband put everything in his name (utilities, house, etc.). I still have two credit cards in my name. How can I maintain good...

Credit Reports Show Mortgage Loans not Home Ownership

August 27, 2014

Dear Experian, I bought a home a few months ago. How do I update my status to homeowner? - TFW