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Cleared my Equifax report and raised my score. Has anyone had this happen and used it as leverage ?

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Cleared my Equifax report and raised my score. Has anyone had this happen and used it as leverage ?

I've been working on clearing my credit reports for the last 9 months and it's frustrating to say the least. I was able to get all the negative removed from my Equifax account, and raise my score almost 100 pounts, through some small miracle. My question is, has anyone tried to use a cleared report as leverage to put pressure on the other credit reporting agencies to remove negative items that are being incorrectly reported? I hope this makes sense
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Re: Cleared my Equifax report and raised my score. Has anyone had this happen and used it as leverag

The CRAs don't care what other CRAs are reporting.  I've tried this method with an unpaid tax lien reporting on TU and unfortunately the laws and regulations don't let them remove data just because someone else removed it.  They have their own legal process for disputes and validation/verification.

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Re: Cleared my Equifax report and raised my score. Has anyone had this happen and used it as leverag

Right they don't care what the other reports.
The creditors have a reporting contract with the CRA'S.

With what you have I would go to the OC or .CA and say look, you deleted this account off of EQ but not EX please remove the account from ALL CRA'S not just one.

It cost the OC and CA to report and update accounts with the CRA'S.
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Re: Cleared my Equifax report and raised my score. Has anyone had this happen and used it as leverag

Equifax is the hardest to deal with so the others should be much easier for you. Remember it's a marathon not a sprint!

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Re: Cleared my Equifax report and raised my score. Has anyone had this happen and used it as leverag

Man, Who you telling? Lol. Ive been at it since april and the process has been brutal. They never provide the information I ask for in the registered letters I sent either. I think at some point it stopped being about fixing my credit and more about holding them to what they're obligated to do under the law. It's a matter of principle now.
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Re: Cleared my Equifax report and raised my score. Has anyone had this happen and used it as leverag

My meanie is EX . They are truly the DEVIL!!!
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Re: Cleared my Equifax report and raised my score. Has anyone had this happen and used it as leverag

Do you mind sharing your letter you sent. I'm new to the process and just gather information.

 

Also, what is a cleared credit report and OC?

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Re: Cleared my Equifax report and raised my score. Has anyone had this happen and used it as leverag


901vetlife wrote:

Do you mind sharing your letter you sent. I'm new to the process and just gather information.

 

Also, what is a cleared credit report and OC?


Cleared report - no bad items reporting

OC - Original creditor

 

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