Help! I Lost Out on an Apartment Because of a Credit Report Mistake

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Help! I Lost Out on an Apartment Because of a Credit Report Mistake

Help! I Lost Out on an Apartment Because of a Credit Report Mistake

A reader, Emily, wrote to us after being turned down for an apartment because of a previous eviction for her husband — only he’d never been evicted. Instead, she thinks his records may have been confused with his father’s. Here’s her story: My husband and I tried getting an apartment last month and they denied... Read More

3 Spooks That Can Haunt Your Credit

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3 Spooks That Can Haunt Your Credit

3 Spooks That Can Haunt Your Credit

As Halloween rolls around, it’s time to tackle your financial fears. For many Americans, pulling your credit reports (you can get free credit reports once a year) and checking your credit scores can be a terrifying idea. If you haven’t checked your credit in a while, you don’t know what you could find on there and... Read More

Equifax Ordered to Pay $18.6M for Credit Report Mistakes

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Equifax Ordered to Pay $18.6M for Credit Report Mistakes

Equifax Ordered to Pay $18.6M for Credit Report Mistakes

Julie Miller’s long battle to fix her credit report ended Friday, when a jury awarded her $18.6 million in her civil suit against credit reporting agency Equifax. Miller says her troubles started in late 2009, when she was denied credit at Hubbard Bank due to her credit report. In 2009, she requested her credit report... Read More

Credit Report Mistakes Linger for Many Consumers

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Credit Report Mistakes Linger for Many Consumers

Credit Report Mistakes Linger for Many Consumers

Most Americans may know just how important their credit standing is, but many may not know if they’re being negatively impacted by credit report mistakes. Today, 23 percent of consumers say they have discovered problems on their credit reports at some point in their lives, according to a new survey from the online legal resource... Read More

Are Mistakes Ruining Your Credit Report?

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Are Mistakes Ruining Your Credit Report?

Are Mistakes Ruining Your Credit Report?

A long-awaited study on credit reporting accuracy was released Monday and is drawing lots of attention — and some industry ire. In the FTC study, which tracked 1,001 individuals as they reviewed 2,968 credit reports and tried to correct mistakes, one in five consumers reportedly found errors on their credit reports, some of which could... Read More

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