Category: Disputing

Goodwill / Forgiveness Removal Letter

For older collections and late payments, one of the most successful ways to get an item removed from your credit report is to simply ask the original creditor or collection agency to do so. Note: Goodwill letters are meant to be personal and reflect your individual situation. Sample …

Negotiate A Complete Removal

Use this letter in attempting to negotiate a complete removal or PAID AS AGREED on a debt that states CHARGE OFF or SERIOUSLY PAST DUE on your credit report. Sample Complete Removal Negotiation Letter Instructions Fill in all fields highlighted with your information If contacting a collection agency, …

Repairing Bad Credit? You MUST be Persistent!

Question I have an old Verizon bill for $44 that I didn’t know about. Verizon has sold the account to a collection agency. And the collection agency is listed on my credit report (they list Verizon as the original creditor) I have attempted to negotiate a payment in …

When to challenge an error on your credit report?

Reader’s Question My fiance and I are planning to buy a house within the next few months. We recently submitted a preapproval application with our bank and I finally convinced him to get a free credit report from annualcreditreport.com. We discovered that there is a incorrect item on …

Disputing Credit Report Inaccuracies

The fastest and easiest way to increase your credit score is to dispute any negative items on your credit report that are incorrect or not yours. If you haven’t checked your credit report in a couple of years, there are likely incorrect items that are hurting your credit. …