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How do you dispute a charge off on a credit report?

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2005-11-24 00:36:49
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You can dispute anything on your credit report with the major reporting agencies Equifax; transunion and Experian. You can go online and do an electronic consumer dispute form.

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A charge off will stay on your credit report for 7 years unless removed by the original creditor or the credit bureaus. You can dispute a charge off with the credit bureaus and they must verify it with the original creditor with in 30 days or it must be removed from your credit report.

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A charged off account is similar to a collection on your credit report. The creditor has written off the debt owed and closed the account. The debt is still valid though and can be collected on. The charge off will lower your credit score unless removed. You can dispute a charge off and this give the credit bureaus 30 days to verify the charge off or it must be removed from your credit report.

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Charge-offs remain on your credit report for 7 years. If the account has been included in a bankruptcy, it should be marked as such...."included in bankruptcy". However, according to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, if you dispute the charge-off with the credit bureau and the creditor can not verify the account, it must be removed from your credit report immediately. Only the original creditor or the credit bureaus can remove a charge off, either through negotiations or through the dispute process.

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You can have a credit dispute, if the agency reporting the bad judgment does not get back with the company disputing the judgment within 30 days, it HAS to be removed from your credit report. Example: I filed bankruptcy(?) on a auto repo. and the company did not take it off my credit report, I had my credit card company do a credit dispute, they did not respond within 30 days, and it was removed from my credit report.

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Only the original creditor or the credit bureaus can remove a charge off from a credit report. You can negotiate to have them removed with the original creditor if they will let you. You can also dispute it to the credit bureaus and they will have 30 days to verify the listing or it must be removed from your credit report.

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The only dispute that is viable is that the charge off should be noted as being "included in bankruptcy." The charge off will remain for the 7 year limit. Then just the BK for 10.

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Filing bankruptcy does not remove a charge off report from a credit card on your credit report. It just adds bankruptcy to your credit report.

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You pull your credit report at credit report .com and as long as it has been seven years you can go online to dispute it. It should say dispute just push the button or call to dispute it they should have a number for each credit report which concist of three separate ones.

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The credit reporting companies have a dispute form that you can use to dispute anything that is wrong on your credit report. Ask for this form or send a letter detailing the information in your report and explain why it is incorrect. They will investigate the matter and send you their findings. If it is incorrect they will remove it from your report.

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Steps to Dispute โ€ข Get your credit report. โ€ข Review your credit report. โ€ข Decide which items you want to dispute. โ€ข Write letters. โ€ข Always hand write your letters in your own handwriting. โ€ข Keep copies of all correspondence. โ€ข Keep separate file copies on each credit bureau. โ€ข Follow up if needed. โ€ข Obtain results. also: Charge Offs - I paid "Account Name and Account Number" as agreed. You show this as a charge off, which cannot possibly be correct. Please correct the way you are reporting this. (Charge offs are an amount the department store has written off as a bad debt. It is then listed on the report as a charge off). Best of luck,

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They are legally obligated to update your credit report when the account is paid off completely. In the meanwhile, if you have been denied credit because the balance is showing higher than it should be, can you request a copy of your credit report (and it will be free) and can dispute the balance. The offending company will have 30 days to answer your dispute or it will be removed from your record.

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A charge-off can hurt your credit score anywhere from 20-120 points.

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A charge off is a term that refers to an amount of debt that is unlikely to be paid back. A charge off is then listed on a person's credit report and also on credit bureau reports. A charge off is a bad thing to have because it can make obtaining credit, either secured or unsecured, much more difficult.

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== == About 7 yrs, but if you respond to any credit inquiries from companies trying to collect any debt, it resets the time period to a new date, and the time starts over again. ONCE THIS ACCOUNT IS PAID, YOU CAN DISPUTE THIS ACCOUNT AND HAVE THE BUREAUS DELETE THIS FROM YOUR CREDIT REPORT. THIS WILL HAVE A POSITIVE AFFECT ON YOUR REPORT.

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Yes, a creditor can remove a charge off from your account and your credit reports. Credit bureaus can also delete charge offs from your credit report if they are disputed and not verified.

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All you have to do is dispute it. They'll investigage it and correct any inaccuracies

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Typically, you have to wait 7 years for the charge-off to come off your credit report. But, if the account is incorrect, incomplete, misleading, or unverifiable, it may be deleted much sooner.

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Getting A Charge-off RemovedLook at the date of last activity, check the statue of limitation for your state, and if it's older then the statue of limitation dispute it. If not you will have to ride it out until it reaches the Statue of Limitation.

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You can remove a charge off by either disputing it to the credit bureaus are negotiating the removal with the original creditor. The credit bureaus have 30 days to verify a dispute or it must be removed from your credit report. You can negotiate the removal upon final payment of the amount owed with the original creditor, but make sure you get this writing before paying them off.UPDATE: Actually, you can force Equifax, Experian and TransUnion to remove a Charge-Off from your credit report and you can do it legally using a federal law that is in place. Credit Bureaus MUST have "verifiable proof" of the "Charge-Off" in their files if they are going to report the negative item on your report. The dirty little secret the credit bureaus don't want you to know is that they do not have any "verifiable proof" in their files for any of the negative items on your credit report. The original creditor may have this information on file but the credit bureaus don't. If you request the credit bureau to provide you with the "verifiable proof" that they have in their files they will remove the negative from your file.Not only can you get a Charge-Off Legally Removed from your credit report but you can also get Bankruptcies, Foreclosures, Default Judgments, Tax Liens, Repos, Charge-Offs, collections etc...all removed. All negatives no matter how bad, how many or how recent ... they all can be removed legally

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NO! Once a debt has reached it's statute of limitation it must be removed from your credit report. If a collection company reports the bedt with a new date dispute it immediatly because what they are doing is illegal.

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What do you mean by "fix" it? Do you want this taken off of your credit report? Was the loan legitimately charged off? Do you still owe a balance on the loan? If you have a legitimate charge off reported on your credit report, it cannot be legally removed. If you owe a balance and the charge off is recent, paying off the balance could help. However, the charge off will still show on your credit report for 7 years, and only time will remove it. Still, if you keep your credit in good shape otherwise, the charge off will hurt you less and less as time goes by. Read more about your credit report and score in the link below.

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Yes, a charge-off may remain on your credit report for 7 years. Any collection agency that owns that debt may also remain on your credit report up until the original charge-off drops off after the 7 year period. If you have a credit card charged-off in August 2002, it can remain on your credit report until June 2009.

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paid charge off affects your report as it is negative information


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