Hipefully someone can help me out with this. This is the 4th or 5th time that this has happened to me. Equifax keeps on splitting my report and on 1 report it's showig all my account paid never late and no collection, then Equifax decides to put up my split report with only 1 account listing and 2 collection accounts dropping my score from a 680 to 590. ow can I stop equifax from destroying my credit by splitting my report whenever they feel like it? Any help is appreciated. Thanks
They aren't splitting your report by choice. It is automatically happening with their computer software.
Do you have a lot of inquiries, soft or hard? A lot of accounts?
If I understand you correctly, there are two separate credit reports under your social security number. Each report has you name listed differently and different current addresses. One report has all of your derog items on it. Is this correct?
If so, you need to print a copy of each report and then mail a letter to Equifax (or CSC Credit if they own your file which will be shown on your report) and tell them that they need to merge these two files.
Be sure to provide a copy of your driver's license (with current address) and social security card. They use this as positive identification and to verify your address.
How did you see both files? I mean where did you pull it from and how did you know there were two? I'm not asking because I don't believe you - just super curious and want to protect myself just in case.