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Myths About Your Credit

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (82)
Myth 1: Information in your credit report cannot be changed. FALSE - The Fair Credit Reporting Act mandates that all three major credit bureaus make an effort to keep derogatory information off your report(s). Any misleading, inaccurate or outdated items MUST be removed under Federal Law.

Myth 2: Credit Bureaus are "required" by law to keep derogatory or negative items on your report for up to ten years. FALSE - There is now law that requires credit bureaus report "any" information about you. Credit Bureaus are private companies and make their money from selling your information to creditors, employers, landowners and financial institutions. 

Myth 3: I can repair my credit myself. TRUE - It is true that you can do the research needed and submit the work on your own. However, you can also represent yourself in a court of law, would you want to do that? NO! So let the experts help get you back on the road to credit salvation today!