Anyone who denies you credit, housing, insurance, or a job because of a credit report must give you the name, address, and telephone number of the credit reporting agency (CRA) that provided the report. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), you have the right to request a free report within 60 days if a company denies you credit based on the report.
Negative Information in a Credit Report
Negative information in a credit report can include public records--tax liens, judgments, bankruptcies--that provide insight into your financial status and obligations. A credit reporting company generally can report most negative information for seven years.
Information about a lawsuit or a judgment against you can be reported for seven years or until the statute of limitations runs out, whichever is longer. Bankruptcies can be kept on your report for up to 10 years, and unpaid tax liens for 15 years.
You can get your credit report fixed if it contains inaccurate or incomplete information:
Contact both the credit reporting agency and the company that provided the information to the CRA.
Tell the CRA, in writing, what information you believe is inaccurate. Keep a copy of all correspondence.
Some companies may promise to repair or fix your credit for an upfront fee--but there is no way to remove negative information in your credit report if it is accurate.
Request your free credit report on below information which i get from the US gov website. This might help you get a free report to check your status now. Dont get fooled citizen by using paid services in order to check you annual credit report. The thing is you can get it for free without any payment at all. If anyone asked you to pay for your credit report dont do it! Refer below information.
Annual Credit Report Request Service PO Box 105281 Atlanta, GA 30348-5281
If your request for a free credit report is denied:
Contact the credit reporting agency (CRA) directly to try and resolve the issue. The CRA should inform you of the reason they denied your request and explain what to do next. Often, you will only need to provide information that was missing or incorrect on your application for a free credit report.
Reports of credit of your billing information includes payment history, debt, debt current and other financial information. They show you where you live and work and whether they have sued, arrested or filed for bankruptcy. Credit report helps decide to lender whether to lend you or hum the approve loans, and determine what they charge interest. prospective employers, rent and insurance property owners can also look at their credit report.
It is important to check your credit report on a regular basis to ensure that your personal information and accurate financial account are reported and that no fraudulent under your name opened. If you find errors on your credit report, take steps to have them corrected.
Free Credit Reports
You are entitled to a free credit report from each of the three credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) once every 12 months. You can request all three reports at once, or space them out throughout the year. Learn about other situations in which you can request a free credit report.