01-16-2013 11:50 AM
It's a long story, but I have a recurring nightmare that keeps popping up on Equifax.
I have NO actual baddies on any of my cr's, but the state of Arizona and Equifax just cannot comminicate information accurately.
After having been removed several times, my child-support is now showing up on EQ again.
I really wouldn't mind, as it is a valid account, but they simply CANNOT report it accurately.
In reality, it is a current account and always has been. (Both EX and TU manage to report it correctly)
EQ apparently believes that because it is listed as a "child-support" account, it simply MUST be a negative account. Sometimes, they report it as a collection account. Sometimes they report missing payments.
I have disputed it many times, and they always remove it...but then it comes back with various details changed.
Currently, and rather humorously, they are reporting that I was current in July of 2012, 120 days late in August of 2012, and back to current in September of 2012.
That's not even possible.
(Sorry...got into a rant)
I just disputed it again a few minutes ago. As the only potential negative account on my EQ report, will this dispute help my score any while they're investigating?
01-16-2013 12:30 PM
Any tradeline in dispute can do squirrly things to one's score.
I don't know the full details of it so I can't even attempt to explain what the exact impact is, I'm sure there'll be a better qualified response later.
01-16-2013 03:50 PM
i'm interested in seeing some responses to this as well. I have a couple old collections with dispute remarks on them that i'll end up removing before i go through mortgage loan.