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What To Know About the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

The FCRA requires the reporting agencies of consumer reporting companies, as well as each of the private consumer reporting companies, to give you and others who have credit reports, or have information about credit reports, about their accounts or credit lines they have.

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Step 1. Verify All the Terms of the Card

By law, the reporting companies are required to go through the credit bureau in writing and obtain all the company’s information and records regarding the consumer;

Companies that provide consumer credit reports must provide the consumer with all of the information and records necessary to verify the accuracy of the information contained in the report. Information contained in the consumer report is fact-based. It is the consumer’s understanding that information on a credit report, such as income, credit history and other relevant documents that is relevant to a credit score, is fact-based. For example, a credit score is created by a random drawing of the 1,000 random citizens who identify as African-American, Latino, Asian, or Christian. A credit score is not created by any random drawing, and is generated by combining information from different sources.

STEP 2. Prepare and Print Out The Credit Card Affidavit

Under Federal law, individuals must provide the reporting companies a copy of their credit report at least 30 days before the due date for filing an action against a creditor. If you do not receive the credit report 30 days prior to any date, you cannot view it until after that date.

In addition, if you have been turned down for credit or a loan, you cannot get a copy of a credit report during an action against a creditor. If you are able to get a copy of a credit report during an action against a creditor because you have been turned down, you can obtain it at any time.

Step 3. Be Prepared With A Copy Of The Credit Card Affidavit

Your credit report must be provided to your creditor in writing so that you can verify the information contained in it. To guarantee that there are no errors in your report as a result of an unfavorable action, the reporting agencies must verify facts such as: (i) the facts, (ii) laws, and (iii) laws are written to protect consumers.

If that doesn’t find there is proof that information is accurate, it may be fraudulent. A person who makes a false statement under penalty of perjury may not be the one to obtain it.

In addition, a person who knowingly makes a false statement under penalty of perjury is liable for a punitive amount in the amount of ($50,000,000). If you discover a mistake and anyone discovered a mistake during the course of its investigation, the individuals names are not limited to the person’s name. It is the job of the company itself to identify the person’s contact information. There is nothing in the law that says your name is not on there.

STEP 4. Contact Information To File An Information Claim

If you think you may have information that shouldn’t be on your credit report, contact the agencies at 800-392-HELP or 1-877-397-3742. You also may wish to use the ‘Contact Us’ option on the website of the government research institute (Giss), by visiting site URL: http://www.giss.org/credit.html

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