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Common Credit Report Errors in West Virginia

When it comes to credit reports, it is not uncommon for a consumer to make a mistake. In fact, one in very five U.S. citizen makes an error on their credit report. Such mistakes can prevent you from obtaining credit, a loan, housing, and even employment.

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5 Common Credit Report Errors

  • Outdated information – Credit reporting agencies use various databases of big credit bureaus (e.g. Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) to gather personal information. Ensure your credit reports are up to date.
  • Clerical Errors – Although they are quite common, such errors can be detrimental to your credit score. You must properly label all credit and loan types listed.
  • Mistaken or merged accounts –If you have a common name, ensure all your accounts on your credit report belong to you. Check for similar addresses as well.
  • Identity Theft – Identity theft is one of the most common crimes of the 21st century. Hackers can obtain your personal information and open accounts under your name. You must check your credit report every year to make sure you are not a victim of identity theft.
  • Background Check Errors and Employment Report Errors – These errors are considered the most damaging, especially if it prevents you from being employed. Common mistakes include mixed up or merged information, clerical issues, and outdated information.
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