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Answered 2013-05-29 10:24:33

Bad credit can be erased legally by sending certified letters to the credit reporting agencies disputing information found in the reports. If the credit agencies cannot provide proof of the debt or validate it then legally the debt is removed from one's credit report. Alternatively, one can contact the creditor and request that the debt be removed if exchanged for a pay off.

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Is bad credit erased in 7 years?

NO. If you have bad credit, it will only be erased if you make it better. Paying bills on time, paying more than is due on payments and staying within your spending budget is a way to build your bad credit into good credit.


Is having no credit the same as having bad credit?

no, it is a thin file and will show as a 0, bad credit will show a score of 350-less than 600


If you file bankruptcy then get married does your spouse get bad credit too?

No, your credit works independently of each other. Most couples share bad credit because they share the liability for the credit accounts. Thus, when they fall behind on payments both their credit is affected. In the case where credit was obtained independently of each other, the bad credit will not carry over to the other upon marriage unless the spouse agrees to becomes a co-signer and agrees to become legally obligated for the debt.


How can one erase bad credit quickly?

Bad credit can be erased through the removal of past due bills. Paying bills and invoices that are past due is of a high priority as they are highly damaging to a persons credit. Having a large gap between balances on a credit card, and the credit limit is helpful to a credit score.


How long does bad credit affect your credit score?

as long as your credit file contains negative information it will always impact your credit score


Is a bad debt erased after 7 years?

No it is NOT! You have to get your credit report to see when the creditor last updated their report to the credit reporting agency. If the creditor chooses to report this bad debt every month than your bad debt will only be erased from the last update. For example: You have a bad debt from a Sears credit card from Jan of 2010. Each month Sears has reported your bad debt to Trans Union or one of the other agencies. The new date is from the last time they updated your credit report NOT from Jan of 2010. They can update it every month for the next 20 years and it will stay as a bad debt and ruin your credit report score. Legal to do it too.


How do you open a back account using an TIN number?

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If you have a repossesion on your credit report when you file for bankruptcy will that be removed from your credit report?

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How do you get bad credit taken off after the 7 years?

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How long does bad credit stay on file?

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How much bad credit are you allowed to have to file bankruptcy?

It is more complicated than just having bad credit. When applying to file for bankruptcy, the court using a calculation that compares the amount of debt owed with your current (or foreseeable future) income. So it is the debt rather than the bad credit that allows you to file for bankruptcy. More specifically, your income will be calculated with exemptions such as rent and food to determine whether you can afford to pay 25 percent of your unsecured debt such as your credit card bills. Second, your income will be compared to your state's median (middle) income.


Had a bad credit rating its been 8 years since you had bad credit yet im still listed how do you get your name cleared?

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Should I file for bankruptcy after a repossession and other bad debts piling up?

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Will adding an authorized user with bad credit to your credit card effect your credit rating?

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Why did Henry Sampson invent the cell phone?

I erased the bad answer. your welcome.


Get bad credit loan in Ontario?

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You have 2 evictions on your file they were dismissed how do you get them off of your file?

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What credit cards can be applied for with bad credit?

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How to obtain a mortgage with bad credit?

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How to get credit rating removed?

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Where can a person go to get information on mortgage lenders for bad credit?

There are a few websites where one can go to get information on mortgage lenders for bad credit. Realtor have an article on how to get a mortgage with bad credit. The Bad Credit Whiz website has a list of the top 10 bad credit mortgage companies.


How long does bad credit stay on your report?

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How can credit cards accumulate bad credit?

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