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How to Correct an Address in Your Credit Report

February 26, 2014

Dear Experian, I need to dispute an incorrect mailing address on my credit file. What is the process to correct my address? - FLR

Car Returned under Service Member Relief Act is a Voluntary Repossession

February 12, 2014

Dear Experian, I am in the military and currently serving in Afghanistan. Prior to my departure I turned in my car lease under the Service Member Relief Act. When I...

Lack of U.S. Credit History Can Affect Finances

Dear Experian, I'm a visiting J1 exchange professor at the University of Hawaii, and I'm being asked by the Hawaiian Electric company to pay a pretty hefty deposit for service...

How to Check if Your Child Has a Credit Report

Dear Experian, How do I check to see if my children have open credit reports? The form requires a driver's license number, which they do not have. - WMV

When Are Short Sales Deleted from Credit Report

February 5, 2014

Dear Experian, How long is a short sale on your credit report? We did a short sale in December 2010, and it is still on our credit report. - SPG

Two Collections Agencies Reporting the Same Item

January 29, 2014

Dear Experian, I have two collection agencies reporting the same item. If I pay the current collection company will both of them be updated as paid in full or do...

Closed accounts will remain in credit history for up to 10 years

January 15, 2014

Dear Experian, How do I have old credit card accounts that are long ago closed or paid off removed from my credit report? I know that my score is negatively...

Collection Accounts for Repossessed Car in Credit Report

Dear Experian, If you have had a vehicle repossessed, will it stay on your credit if the creditor keeps selling the papers to different creditors? - JNB

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Accounts and Your Credit Report

Dear Experian, How long do accounts included in chapter 13 bankruptcy remain on your report? - RCH

Missing Payments Will Worsen Impact of Mortgage Short Sale

Dear Experian, How will it affect my credit score if I short sell my house without missing any mortgage payments versus missing payments prior to the sale? - BSB

Cosigning for an Apartment Lease Could Hurt Your Credit

January 1, 2014

Dear Experian, I would like to better understand how co-signing for apartment leases affects credit. - IAB

Adding a Phone Number to a Temporary Fraud Alert

Dear Experian, I want to add my cell phone number to my file because I just put in a 90 day fraud alert. I noticed when I pulled my file...

Video: Stories from Customer Care

When you have questions about your credit, who can you call? When you reach out to Experian, you’ll connect with a live agent who can help get you the answers you need. Hear some of the most common ways they...

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