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Why You May Need to Mail Your Credit Report Request

December 20, 2014

Dear Experian, I could not get my report online. It said I had to request it by mail. How and what do I do to do that? - ...

When Credit Card Accounts are Deleted from Your Credit Report

December 16, 2014

Dear Experian, I haven't paid my credit cards in four years. How long will it take them to be removed? I opened the accounts in 2007. - ANL

What “Derogatory” Means in a Credit Report

November 30, 2014

Dear Experian, I have something showing on my credit report called derogatory. Can you please explain to me what that means? - ...

Changing the Phone Number in a Fraud Alert

November 24, 2014

Dear Experian, How do I go about changing my telephone number? Creditors have denied me credit because the phone number on my alert is not updated. How do I...

Name Change Should Not Cause Loss of Credit History

November 23, 2014

Dear Experian, I have had a name changed, but kept the same Social Security number. However, when getting a credit card I was declined due to having no credit history....

View Requests for Your Credit Report

November 14, 2014

Dear Experian, How do I find out who has looked at my credit report? - GDS

Dispute an Incorrect Address on Your Credit Report

November 14, 2014

Dear Experian, There is an address on my credit report at which I never resided. How do I get that removed or corrected? - MLA

Accounts Reported without Social Security Number

November 9, 2014

Dear Experian, Can a credit agency post something on my credit report without my Social Security number? - KOK

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? - ...