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01-12-2013 10:35 PM
Greetings. I have a few paid charge-off accounts nearing 7 years. Ater reviewing my Equifax, TransUnion and Experian credit reports I noticed that each bureau is reporting a different date as to when these items will be removed from my credit report.
Unfortunately, I don't have any records/receipts for these accounts to determine when the accounts were first reported delinquent and/or charged-off.
Will someone please provide some guidance in determining how I should proceed to determine when each of these accounts should be removed from my credit report.
I have come across a lot of conflicting information online. Some information suggests that the 7 year period begins at the point of the first delinquency while other sources suggests that the 7 year period begins after the account is charged off.
01-13-2013 05:36 AM
The CRTP governing when they will be excluded starts with the DOFD. And it is 7 years + 180 days from that.
01-13-2013 07:20 AM
+1 This is the maximum time to report, sometimes they do go away earlier.
01-13-2013 08:35 AM
Thanks. I have a follow-up question.
In one of the forums, I read that a person can write to each of the credit reporting agencies and for a small fee, each of the 3 credit reporting agencies are required to disclose when an account is scheduled to be removed. Is this accurate?
I noticed that Experian lists when an account is scheduled to be removed for some accounts but not all. Conversely, Equifax lists the date of first dilenquency which enables me to calcualte the approximate date of removal.
Notably, if a credit reporting agency is required to remove an account after 7 years + 180 days from the DOFD; is there any reason why Experian is expected to continue reporting the account below beyond this time period? Experian suggests that this account is scheduled to continue reporting until August 2015. However, according to the payment history, the DOFD occurred in November 2006. My Equifax credit report also reports the DOFD as November 2006. Thereby, 7 years + 180 days should be February 2014.
01-13-2013 08:44 AM
Experian as well as TU will only list a date that it's scheduled to fall off if it is a CO or a CA. Ones that are not categorized as such will not have an exclusion date.