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CreditAdvocate



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Posted on Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:16 am  

There are some legitimate Credit "Repair"companies out there but you have got to be careful!!!! Truthful speaking credit repair companies are not doing anything that you can't do yourself, its just that sometimes we as consumers don't want to put in the effort to achieve the results that we desire so we pay someone else to do it. I think that ever consumer should take the time to become famliar with the Fair Credit Reporting Act, FACTA, and the FDCPA and the Credit Repair Organizations Act (CROA). As consumers we have got to stop yielding the power to everyone else and starting arming ourselves with the knowledge that we need to invoke our consumer rights! Lastly, if a company is just "repairing your credit", deleting negative tradelines, and not doing anything to help you build your credit, they are truly hurt you in the end!!!
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Posted on Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:19 am  

Credit Advocate is right about the last thing in particular... We suggest that consumers build credit in addition to letting us work on the derogatories...

For example, we suggest secured credit cards for revolving tradelines... For example: http://www.creditgecko.com/secured.html
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Posted on Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:24 am  

This is true building credit while working on derrogatory only makes sense, having derrogatory items removed will improve your score and building credit will improve your score at the same time, it is a win, win.
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Posted on Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:26 am  

Plus, if all you do is REMOVE credit, you eventually run out of tradelines altogether...

One of the key elements to a good credit score is a good 'mix' of credit... In other words, if you don't have a revolving tradeline (credit card) there's a bit of a cap on your score...
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Posted on Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:49 pm  

There is also something as having too much credit. We recently close some newer accounts. They were a couple furniture store accounts but they were values over $13,000 and I heard that open accounts like that, even though you owe nothing, effects your debt to income ratio. How true is that. We did call our bank ahead of time and asked if it would hurt our scores to close them and they said no. We have have a few cards with years of good credit history on them so I assumed it would be ok. (We is my hubby and I).
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Posted on Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:14 pm  

***IMPORTANT NOTE***

"Debt-to-income" ration is not the same as "credit-utilization-ratio"...

DTI ratio has nothing to do with your report... Debt / Income

CU ratio is a measure of how maxed out you are... That DEFINITELY impacts score...
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Posted on Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:20 am  

I did not know there was two different measures. I actually never heard of the Credit utilization. It does make sense. Thanks for the information. I like when there are new things to learn here. You always give valuable advice and information.
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Posted on Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:02 pm  

Yes and I just completed one today. I usually do not do those sites since I have dial-up and it is so slow but I joined and did one to help you out.
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Posted on Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:34 am  

Thanks, I appreciate it. I did see where you got everything completed.
Enriquehajela



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Posted on Fri May 14, 2010 10:07 am  

NO it is not always a scam.before you invest your money, invest your time and check all thing about company because this step is very necessary. check company is liable or not.
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Subject: Default Judgment not onCredit Report
 
Posted on Fri May 14, 2010 7:38 pm  

Facts:

I owed Capital One in 2004 aboyt $3,000.

I was served to be sued by Esknos and Adler for Capital One. I did not respond.

At that time in 2004 I owned a home

I sold the home immediatley after being served

I assumed it went to deafual judgement

Research into County Records shows an Abstract of Judgment in the County records

I have never been approached (not that I could be found) for garnishment, etc..

The judgment is NOT ON ANY CREDIT AGENNCY

Weird?
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Posted on Mon May 17, 2010 10:04 am  

Hi,

Your query has been answered at ‎http://www.creditmagic.org/judgment/not-listed.html#46188 .

If you have further queries, you can feel free to discuss in the forum.

Thanks,

Aaron
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SqineKennz



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Posted on Tue May 18, 2010 12:27 pm  

To protect yourself from falling victim to a credit repair scam, you have to stand for your rights as a consumer. You should familiarize yourself with the Credit Repair Organizations Act, which offers you some substantial rights and protections. The Act specifies that credit repair firms must inform you of your rights and obligations before you can sign a binding contract with them. They are also prohibited from extracting their fee from you before they have provided the services they were contracted to perform.

Hope it serves you the purpose.
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Subject: DO IT YOURSELF
 
Posted on Thu May 20, 2010 2:51 pm  

I did everything I was told to do and disputed my credit report and tried to clean stuff up and it ended up dropping my score by 62 points! UNBELIEVABLE and the "so called" investigation the 3 credit bureaus did was not thorough or complete. I'm disgusted with this system. As for freecreditreport.com, that is a joke also. It is not worth the money. It gives you alerts, but no details. I am going to lose the home I want to buy for me and my children because of all this. I will NEVER listen to an attorney about disputing my credit report again. I will take this on myself and work it out on my own. What a waste of 3 months and $400.00 worth of payments and payoffs.
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Subject: credit repair
 
Posted on Fri May 21, 2010 9:28 am  

Hi Lisa,

Can you give more details on your credit? Can you tell whether there were any old collection accounts? Paying off old accounts can lower your score.

Thanks,

Aaron
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