By now you know you should review your credit reports for inaccuracies every 90 days. But do you know what to do when you encounter a mistake in your credit report?
7 Steps to correct credit report errors:
- The first thing to do is get a copy of your credit report from each of the three major Credit Reporting Agencies (CRA) : Equifax , Experian & TransUnion. There are plenty of places to get your credit bureau bu I recommend; AnnualCreditReport.com because this way you only need enter your information once and it’s Free!
- Follow the instructions in each credit report for disputing an item, tell the CRA what information you believe to be inaccurate. Include copies (not originals) of documents that support your position. Provide your complete name and address, identify each item in your report you dispute, and request deletion or correction. Be sure to make copies of your dispute letter and enclosures.