No one can lawfully eliminate accurate and timely negative information from a credit report. You can ask for an investigation —at no charge to you — of information in your file that you dispute as inaccurate or incomplete. Some men and women hire a company to investigate for them, but anything a credit fix organization can do legally, you can do for yourself at small or no cost. By law:
You’re entitled to a free credit report if an organization takes “adverse action” against you, like doubting your application for credit, insurance, or employment. You've got to ask for your report within 60 times of receiving notice of the action. The notice includes the name, target, and phone number of the customer reporting company. You’re additionally entitled to one free report a 12 months if you’re unemployed and plan to look for a work within 60 days; if you’re on welfare; or if your report is inaccurate because of fraud, including identity theft.
Each of the nationwide credit reporting businesses — Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion — is needed to offer you with a free copy of your credit report once every 12 months, if you ask for it.
It doesn’t cost anything to dispute mistakes or outdated products on your credit report. Both the credit reporting company and the information provider (the individual, company, or company that provides information about you to a credit reporting company) are responsible for correcting inaccurate or incomplete information in your report. To take advantage of all your rights, contact both the credit reporting company and the information and knowledge provider.