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How Student Loans are Reported on Your Credit Report

August 20, 2015

Dear Experian, I have an account number that was reported late for student loans. I did not realize the amount due had changed, so I continued to send the...

Updating Credit Report to Show Lien Released

August 14, 2015

Dear Experian, How do I amend my credit report to show that a federal tax lien has been released? - CCF

Remove Incorrect Employment Information from Credit Report

July 31, 2015

Dear Experian, There is a previous employer listed in my credit report that I have never heard of nor worked for. How might this impact my credit rating, and how...

How to Lift a Security Freeze

July 25, 2015

Dear Experian, How do I lift my freeze in your company? - GSN

The Effects of Disputing Charges on a Credit Card

July 24, 2015

Dear Experian, Will disputing a charge on my credit card affect my credit? Can the company with which I am in dispute give me a bad credit report? My phone...

Credit Scores are Not Included in Credit Reports

June 1, 2015

Dear Experian, I got my credit report, but where is my credit score? How do I get it? - JLE

Credit Report is Mixed with a Family Member’s

May 4, 2015

Dear Experian, It appears that my credit report is being mixed with my cousin’s. I have requested a copy of the report by mail, but received a letter that the...

How to Report Identity Theft and a Fraudulent Tax Return

May 3, 2015

Dear Experian, Someone tried to file an income tax return using our names and Social Security numbers, so I need to report identity theft to Experian. How do I...

Does Getting Declined Affect Your Credit

April 27, 2015

Dear Experian, I have requested a credit line increase from my credit card company three times, and have been declined each time. Does this affect my credit history? - GSR

The Effect of Delinquencies During a Short Sale

April 24, 2015

Dear Experian, Will it have more of an impact on my credit report if I stop making my mortgage payments and become 90 days or more delinquent during a short...

Using Credit Cards to Establish Your Credit History

April 11, 2015

Dear Experian, I have been approved for two credit cards with two different limits and interest rates. One offers cash back rewards. I am trying to build my credit....

Updating an Account to Show “Paid in Full”

April 9, 2015

Dear Experian, I traded in a car and the dealership paid the remainder of the account balance. When will the account show on my credit report as paid in...