123rich

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  1. https://www.econsumer.equifax.com/consumer/sitepage.ehtml?forward=cps_detail&pageMod=prodModTitle
  2. They just want to make sure you are the one who you say you are. But they did that to me before, I sent them the stuff and I never heard anything back from them, I sent them another letter for deletes and they sent me another letter stating I had to send them a copy of my DL, SSN, and phone bill. But I already sent them that stuff. So just keep on them, I called them up and they said "Oh Ok" and now they are validating my request.
  3. I had that problem before. I called them up and spoke with a rep, I told her I had already attempted to contact the OC or the CA and recieved no response as far as the validation went. After some talking the EQ rep did update the account I was questioning because they also did not have any documents to provide me as to what they recieved for validation, although she did tell me that thier validation process could just be a phone call to or from the OC or CA stating the debt is mine. She also told me to not be surprised if the debt showed up on my credit again. But it never has...
  4. Send them a C&D letter.
  5. I got the book, it's a great one, but I lost the CD
  6. A few months ago I made a complaint with the FTC about Experian. They responded back to me about a week later with what seems to be a generic response they send to probobly everyone. A couple of days ago I again made a complaint to the FTC about CSC. They provided me with the same response, exactly!!!! Do they do anything? Do they contact the CRA? Or do they just file the complaints and place bets on which CRA will have the most complaints? This is the response I got from the FTC: (I dont really expect anyone to read this, its pretty long) June 01, 2005 (My name) Re: FTC Ref. No. 6193470 Dear Richard Baptist: This is in response to your complaint concerning your credit report. While the FTC does not collect or keep credit records on individual consumers, it is responsible for making sure that credit bureaus report accurate and up-to-date information. We have enclosed a brochure that addresses your concerns. Between the brochure and this letter we hope to be able to answer all of your questions. Credit bureaus are private information distributors which report credit information supplied by retailers who use their services. Most credit bureaus operate locally and you should look in the yellow pages of your telephone book under "credit bureaus" or "credit reporting agencies" to find the credit bureau or bureaus most likely to have your file. It is possible that you may have a file in more than one local agency. In addition to the local credit bureaus, there are three national credit bureaus that may have you on file: - Equifax, P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241 (800) 685-1111 - Experian, P.O. Box 949, Allen, TX 75013 (800) 682-7654 - Trans Union, 760 West Sproul Road, P.O. Box 390, Springfield, PA 19064-0390 (800) 916-8800 The Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA") became effective in 1971 and was significantly amended in 1997. It was designed to protect consumers against the circulation of inaccurate or obsolete information reported about them in consumer reports (a credit report is one type of consumer report). Negative information, if accurate, generally may be reported for 7 years with the exception of a bankruptcy, which may be reported for 10 years. The Fair Credit Reporting Act allows a consumer reporting agency to issue a consumer report to a person ("user") which it has reason to believe has a legitimate business need for the information in connection with a business transaction involving the consumer. When permissible purposes exist, parties may obtain, and consumer reporting agencies may furnish, consumer reports without the consumer's permission with the exception of employment and medical purposes. Credit reports containing medical information or reports issued to present or perspective employers always require the consent of the consumer. The FCRA provides that any person who knowingly and willfully obtains information on a consumer from a consumer reporting agency under false pretenses shall be fined, imprisoned for not more than 2 years, or both. Authority to bring criminal action for violation resides solely in the U.S. Department of Justice, not the Federal Trade Commission. While it is permissible under the FCRA for credit reporting agencies to furnish lists of names and addresses to credit card and insurance companies, Section 604(e) allows consumers to "opt out" of these lists. Proper notification of the credit reporting agency will exclude the consumer's name and address from any list that the credit reporting agencies routinely provide to credit card and insurance companies. To properly notify the credit bureau, you should call the toll free number that shall be included in the unsolicited offers, or contact the credit bureau directly and fill out an "opt out" form. The phone call will remove your name for two years. Filling out the credit bureau's "opt out" form will permanently keep your name off the lists. If you are denied credit because of a credit report, the FCRA requires the creditor to tell you the name and address of the credit bureau which provided the information. You should then contact that credit bureau to obtain your credit report. You have the right to learn the nature, substance, and sources of information in your file at the credit bureau at the time of your request. Most consumers request disclosures in written form, however, at your request, disclosures may be obtained in person, upon reasonable notice, during normal business hours, or by telephone if the consumer makes a written request for telephone disclosure and pays the cost of the telephone call. For either type of disclosure, section 610 of the FCRA requires that you must provide proper identification before you receive this information. If you request the credit report within 60 days of the denial notice, the report is free. At other times, the credit bureau may charge a fee of $9.00. Section 611 of the FCRA provides the procedure to be followed if the consumer disputes the accuracy of the information in the consumer's file. If information in your file is inaccurate, you should write both the consumer reporting agency and the creditor or other party who furnished the inaccurate information to the consumer reporting agency. Tell both of them that a dispute exists. You should provide both of them with any information that you have that will assist them in investigating your dispute. You should clearly state the facts concerning the disputed item and include copies of any letters or other documents that support your position. We suggest that you send your letters via certified mail, and that you retain a copy for your records. Remember, the right to dispute information applies only to items that are incomplete or inaccurate. The FCRA does not give you the right to dispute information just because it is unfavorable. Consumer reporting agencies are required to investigate your dispute usually within 30 days, unless the bureau has reasonable grounds for determining that the dispute is frivolous or irrelevant. The creditor or other entity must also conduct a reinvestigation and notify the consumer reporting agency of the results within that 30-day period. If the item is wrong or can no longer be verified, it must be corrected or dropped from your file. If the item is verified by the creditor (or other information furnisher) and accepted by the consumer reporting agency, the information will remain in your file at the consumer reporting agency. After the investigation, the consumer reporting agency will send you an updated copy of your credit report if it has changed as a result of the investigation. If, after the credit bureau has concluded its reinvestigation, you still don't agree that your report is accurate, you should write a short statement of 100 words or less giving your side of the situation and ask the consumer reporting agency to include it in your file. This statement or a summary of it then becomes a part of your credit report. If your report has changed based on your dispute, you have the right to ask the credit bureau to send your updated report to anyone who has received a copy of your credit report within the last six months (two years if sent to an employer or potential employer). You may be charged a small fee for having these updated reports sent. If information is inaccurate or has not been verified by the furnisher within the 30-day period, it must be removed from your file. It can only be reinserted in the file if the creditor or other furnisher of information certifies its accuracy to the credit bureau. In turn the credit bureau must notify you in writing that the information is being reinserted. If the furnisher finds the information to be accurate and you still dispute the information, the furnisher cannot continue to report that information unless the information is accompanied by a statement that it is disputed. Applying for credit, insurance, or financing for large purchases creates credit record inquiries. A creditor may ask your local credit bureau for the number of inquiries it has received about you. Excessive inquiries may indicate to a creditor that you may become overextended with too many active credit accounts and may cause a creditor to deny your application for credit because of excessive inquiries. The FCRA does not specifically state how long inquiries may remain on the credit report. However, the FCRA does require that credit bureaus disclose to consumers any recipient of a consumer report for a two year period regarding employment purposes and a six month period for any other purpose. The law does not require that inquiries stay on the credit report for any specified period of time, but only that the credit bureau must be able to provide consumers with this information upon request. Because the FCRA does not specifically state how long inquiries may remain on the credit report, credit bureaus have the right to set their own policy or procedure regarding how long inquiries will remain on the credit report. If you feel that your credit report does not accurately portray your creditworthiness, Regulation B, which implements the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, provides that you have the right to present information to a prospective creditor to show that your credit report does not reflect your ability or willingness to repay. It is possible that the consumer reporting agency used by the firm to which you applied for credit does not include in their files those organizations with which you have already established credit (an occurrence which is not in violation of the FCRA). To overcome this you may wish to provide the creditor with copies of bill statements and other information about your credit history from other creditors with which you have done business. The creditor must consider this information at your request. Also, if you know there is adverse information on your credit report, it is often best to explain the circumstances surrounding that item and provide other positive information to the creditor at the time you complete an application. We cannot act as your lawyer or intervene in a dispute between a consumer and a credit bureau or between a consumer and a creditor or furnisher of information. The private enforcement provisions of the FCRA permit the consumer to bring a civil suit for willful noncompliance with the Act. You may receive actual damages or punitive damages up to $1,000 for willful noncompliance (Section 616). You may also sue for negligent noncompliance and recover actual damages sustained by you (Section 617). Attorney's fees, as determined by the court, will be allowed for both forms of action. If you believe that the FCRA has been violated, we suggest that you consult a private attorney or a local legal services organization. Sincerely yours, Consumer Response Center
  7. No they never responded to my initial dispute letter. Im just going to wait the 30 days and send a intent letter if the disputed accounts are not deleated within 15 days.
  8. Thanks luna, thats exactly what I planned to do I just don't want to keep going around and around with these jokers until these negs just fall off.
  9. Ok, I disputed with CSC for 2 negs on 11 April. After recieving no response from them I sent a follow-up letter on 18 May demanding they delete the 2 negs for failure to investigate IAW the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 USC section 1681i. They sent me a letter today stating: Your request concerning your credit file has been received and we look forward to assisting you. To protect the confidentiality of your file, please forward to us the items listed below. This information is needed to process your request. Please send a photo copy of the following: Social Security Card Driver's License Utility bill or Lease Agreement Along with my follow-up letter I did provide them with a copy of my DL and my Military ID. I see no reason to send them anymore then what they have. I filed a complaint a few minutes ago with the FTC. What can I do?
  10. Ok, I disputed with CSC for 2 negs on 11 April. After recieving no response from them I sent a follow-up letter on 18 May demanding they delete the 2 negs for failure to investigate IAW the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 USC section 1681i. They sent me a letter today stating: Your request concerning your credit file has been received and we look forward to assisting you. To protect the confidentiality of your file, please forward to us the items listed below. This information is needed to process your request. Please send a photo copy of the following: Social Security Card Driver's License Utility bill or Lease Agreement Along with my follow-up letter I did provide them with a copy of my DL and my Military ID. I see no reason to send them anymore then what they have. I filed a complaint a few minutes ago with the FTC. What can I do?
  11. You might have found the letter under the "Debt Validation" link at the top of this page (it's linked under "Debt Validation Strategy" under the "DV" link): http://www.creditinfocenter.com/forms/sampleletter9.shtml I also think it's a good letter and highly recommend it. Yup there it is, after all the looking around on different sites I couldn't remember, thanks....