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If this is truly a mistake, and the creditor's application does not have authorized user's signature on the application, then the creditor is obligated to correct the credit. Get a letter in writing from the lender stating you are not liable and that they are going to correct all 3 credit reporting agencies. You can send a copy of this letter to all three agencies and get it corrected yourself. I will warn you to keep the original letter as even if you fix the reports now, you may find that in the future, (no matter how many months/years) you will need that letter again.

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