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If you have been denied credit and therefore can receive a free credit report is it lawful for them to charge you for a credit score even if you do not want it?


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2006-01-11 16:50:35
2006-01-11 16:50:35

All three agencies charge you for receiving your credit score, but they're not supposed to do it unless it's requested by the consumer, any more than a comapny should send you an item you never ordered. I'd call the agency in questions and explain that you did not order your credit score and request the charge to be refunded.


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If your credit card application was denied, you do not have a credit card. You are not in the credit company's system. Therefore, you will not receive a report.

One generally doesn't receive bad credit for getting a bank loan. A bank loan can be denied though, if one has bad credit. Bad credit can occur if one does not pay credit card bills on time.

You can get all 3 of your credit score each year at Also if you applied recently for a home loan and were denied you can receive your credit report free through them.

You are entitled to a free copy of your credit report once a year. But you may also receive your credit report for free if you were denied credit or employment within the last 2 months.

You may have insufficient credit. Not everyone is denied due to poor credit. You should receive a letter of rejection from the card you applied to stating why you were rejected. If you have not received this, it is within your rights to call the company and ask them to either send the letter or state why you were rejected. Once you know the reason you should review your credit report for errors. You can opt to apply to a department store credit card to help build credit. If you are denied that, you may choose a secured (down payment) credit card to help build or repair credit.

No. You were denied credit because 18-year olds cannot legally enter into a contract.

One can receive a free credit report under certain circumstances such as a denied application for credit or if one is unemployed or on welfare. These credit reports are offered through three major reporting agencies which are Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.

Yes. It is reported on your credit report.

If you are denied credit, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act requires that the creditor give you a notice that tells you the specific reason your application was rejected or the fact that you have the right to learn the reason if you ask within 60 days. If your credit application was due to information obtained from your credit report, the Fair Cedit Reporting Act requires the creditor to give you the name, address and phone number of the credit reporting agency that supplied the information. The credit reporting agency can tell you what is in your report but only the creditor can tell you why your applicaton was denied.

In a way, they don't receive a message saying you denied them. They just don't receive that you accepted them.

You were probably denied your loan application BECAUSE of your credit rating. It should be possible to find out what your credit report says about you - see the link below.

yes, when you apply for an auto loan and get denied, it will hurt your credit. first, just applying for credit is a hard hit by 2 to 5 point lost.

Credits history can actually be taken from credit reports which is sold by several CRA's.

You will not be denied a green card based on your credit score, but can be denied if it is known to USCIS that you can be a public charge. By "denied a green card", I assume that you're in the process of an Adjustment of Status. I have never heard of USCIS pulling up a credit report and I highly doubt that they do (I've done enough I-485 cases). Yet if you've received or are receiving any type of public assistance, kiss your application out the window. Technically (though not followed up on), the person/people who filed your Affidavit of Support is/are responsible for you for 40 work quarters (10 years). So if you owe money to collection agencies or things to that nature, you and your sponsor are responsible. Ifyou had to go to small claims or civil court, Immigration can say that this can be signs that you will be a public charge and your case gets denied.

There is little likelihood that one was denied credit specifically for not knowing the address and birthdate of one's husband's ex-wife because alimony payments do not have to be disclosed when applying for credit and are usually only considered on the income side, not the expenses side (i.e., benefits the alimony payment receiver, does not negatively impact the alimony payment payer when either apply for credit). The above said, the bank may have wanted to conduct due diligence and contact the ex-wife in order to determine what, if any, alimony payments were being paid to her. When denied credit, you are required to receive a letter which identifies specifically why credit was not granted, and that letter must be sent within thirty (30) days of the denial decision. With that letter, you may see the specific reason(s) why credit was denied and you are entitled to get a copy of the credit report(s) that was (were) used to influence that decision.

The company extending the credit is the judge of that. they have guidelines to determine who that extend credit to.

Get StartedIf you have been denied credit or if other adverse actions regarding your credit have been taken based on your credit report, you may want to obtain a copy of your credit report and verify the information contained in it.The purpose of the Request for a Credit Report letter is to assist you in obtaining a copy of your credit report, particularly if you have been denied credit, employment or insurance within the last 60 days. The credit report tells how you have managed credit in the past and companies examine your credit report before deciding whether to give you new credit. You can request a copy of your credit report by sending a letter to a credit reporting bureau.When you receive your credit report you should carefully review it. You have the right to respond to a negative entry on your report, to have errors corrected, or to have your response made part of your credit report.

yes your credit score goes down everytime you apply

Yes and too many bring down your credit score.

They have to apply to receive children which can be accepted or denied . They can only have one male and female .

It depends on how many open credit accounts you have. But will only have minimal impact on credit score.

Denied a loan; or depending upon the wording, borrowing on a loan...such as revolving credit...a credit advance.

No, not in the sense that a person can be legally pursued or have credit denied due to the credit history in another country. However, if the person has had credit problems with a bank that has locations in another country, they can be denied banking privileges at that institution, which may create other problems

A repossession that is over seven years old is not supposed to be on your credit report. It is not unusual for a collection agency to illegaly "reage" a debt in order to try to pressure you to pay. From your post it does not appear that you know what is on your credit report. If you have been denied credit then you are entitled to receive one for free. Contact information for the three credit reporting agencies can be found at If this item is actually on your credit report then you can dispute the information and demand verification. Dispute instructions will be included with the report.

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