understanding credit reports

Infographic: What If There’s Something Bad on My Credit Report?

You did what you thought was right and checked your credit report – but what should you do if you found something bad?

It’s likely one of three things – something is inaccurate, you made a mistake, or you might be a victim of identity theft.


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Information included on your credit report directly impacts your credit score. Regularly checking your credit report is crucial to tracking your progress toward reaching your credit goals. Ensuring the information in your credit report is accurate and complete also helps monitor for signs of identity theft.



This article is provided for general guidance and information. It is not intended as, nor should it be construed to be, legal, financial or other professional advice. Please consult with your attorney or financial advisor to discuss any legal or financial issues involved with credit decisions.

Published by permission from ConsumerInfo.com, Inc., an Experian company.   © 2014 ConsumerInfo.com, Inc.  All rights reserved.