Just wanted to post this because during my searches on how to remove baddies, I noticed there were a few posts about Nicor Gas (gas company in northern IL). It seemed people had issues with GW and/or getting baddies removed by them. Well, I tried an email GW last week and by the end of the day I received this:
Good Afternoon (me),
Thank you for contacting Nicor Gas regarding our credit reporting policy. Nicor no longer reports to the credit bureau. We are working with Trans Union to remove Nicor from your credit report. If you have any questions, please contact us at 1 888-642-6748, at email@example.com, or simply reply to this email.
Sincerely, Katie Customer Care Services Nicor Gas From: (me) Sent: Monday, April 9, 2012 12:23 PM To: Customer Care Subject: E-mail response from web site
message: To Whom It May Concern:
My name is (me) and I was a Nicor customer from the spring of 2010 to the summer of 2011 (address). During this time, I signed up for the my check free service to pay my Nicor bill. I was very busy with work, and was hardly ever around to keep track of all bills, so online payment was the best solution for me. I thought I had signed up for autopay, but after a few months had realize that no autopayments were being made. I quickly addressed this and paid the Nicor account in full.
Just recently, I've been looking at becoming a homeowner. I noticed on my credit report that I have several late payments from the misunderstanding on my behalf that I had signed up for autopay. I'm asking that you make a "goodwill adjustment" to the information being report the credit reporting agencies.
During this time when searching for a home, I know that this will greatly improve my chances of buying a home, which will lead to me becoming a Nicor customer again. In fact, I've already decided to purchase a gas dryer because I've been told it's much cheaper than electric.
I hope that you will understand this honest misunderstanding on my behalf and seriously consider my request. I would appreciate it dearly. I will eagerly wait your reply.
It has yet to be removed, but I fully expect it to be gone when my credit is ran next month for my mortgage.