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#498743 - 02/14/06 05:44 PM Credit Dispute
Piano Man Offline
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Piano Man
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Down South
We only report to one of the three main CRAs. Several times a month, customers call us that have had credit reports pulled from all three CRAs and two of them (the two we do not report to) reporting loans open that were closed. Is there a way to correct this problem? What do I tell the customer? I don't really have a way to fix it with the other two do I?
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#498744 - 02/16/06 12:10 AM Re: Credit Dispute
Suwannee Offline
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Joined: Jun 2002
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Florida
The applicants could contact the creditors that are reporting their accounts incorrectly and ask them to correct their reporting. I believe that Section 312 of the FACT Act has provisions for accuracy in reporting information to the credit bureaus.
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#498745 - 02/16/06 03:17 PM Re: Credit Dispute
SavannahOne Offline
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Georgia
This error is more common than you might think. Please recheck to ensure you are not reporting to more than one bureau. Don't just ask, have someone verify the coding.

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#498746 - 02/21/06 07:32 PM Re: Credit Dispute
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New York State
SavannahOne makes a very good point. You need to check with your processor to ensure that you are not reporting to the other two bureaus. Afterall, they obtained your information somehow. You may be surprised.

In addition, since the customer(s) came to you, and you now have knowledge that the information at those bureaus is incorrect, you are obligated to take corrective action. Once, you know, you must investigate. So, on a case by case basis, you need to contact the bureaus and correct each customer's information.

Now, let's say that you were reporting to these bureaus for a period of time, and for some reason you are no longer updating. Not good, but stuff happens. Some bureaus are more cooperative than others. But they can and will work with you to identify all of the accounts that your institution has reported. Then you can develop a plan of action to correct those accounts that are reporting incorrectly.

This can be quite a project. But you have already heard from a few disgruntled customers. You need to nip this one in the bud. Good luck.

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