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CREDIT REPORTING ISSUES WITH DISCOVER?

By Blankingship & Christiano, P.C. |

New Discover Credit Cards are opened online without a signature or ID             We have been suing creditors and credit reporting companies for approximately 20 years and one of the most problematic ones by far has been Discover.  Discover spends just under $100,000,000 annually on advertisements with slogans like “We treat you like you… Read More »

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Reporting Results For 2020/2021

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Over 350,000 Consumer Complaints with Credit Reporting Agencies In January 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a report that was an analysis of credit dispute complaint responses by Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.  The report summarized complaint responses from information obtained by the CFPB related to the three major national consumer credit reporting agencies…. Read More »

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Leasing Agreement Pitfalls And Credit Reporting

By Blankingship & Christiano, P.C. |

Lease contracts can produce unexpected pitfalls in the credit reporting world.  Whether it is an automobile lease or an apartment lease, they have their own challenges and unforeseen consequences.  At Blankingship & Christiano, P.C. we have helped a number of clients that have had extremely problematic leasing issues.  Most of the car leasing problems… Read More »

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What Types Of Damages Are Available For Inaccurate Credit Report Cases?

By Blankingship & Christiano, P.C. |

The Fair Credit Reporting Act authorizes damages for both negligent and willful violations of the statutory requirements related to the investigation of credit disputes and accuracy of information reported by credit reporting agencies.  Typically, the damages available are broken down into three distinct categories: economic damages, intangible damages, and punitive damages.  Depending on the… Read More »

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What To Know About Consumer Credit Repair

By Blankingship & Christiano, P.C. |

The Wall Street Journal published an article about consumer credit repair on September 20, 2021.  The article was a useful introduction of consumer credit rights with ideas for consumers to use various self-help remedies to correct errors on their credit.  Blankingship & Christiano litigates cases for consumers who are unable to have objectively inaccurate… Read More »

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IS YOUR POST-BANKRUPTCY CREDIT REPORT UPDATED & ACCURATE?

By Blankingship & Christiano, P.C. |

Most consumers who have been discharged from a Chapter 7 bankruptcy or are in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy have no idea how their discharged debts should appear on their credit reports.  Blankingship &Christiano has seen a large instance of inaccurate credit reporting on consumers post-bankruptcy credit reports that have occurred for a variety of… Read More »

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What Goes Into a Credit Dispute Letter?

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It is advisable to check your credit reports regularly and to promptly submit a credit report dispute near Fairfax if you detect any errors. You have the right to consult a credit report lawyer for Fair Credit Reporting Act guidance. One common mistake people make when submitting a credit report dispute is failing to… Read More »

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Understanding the Role of Credit Reporting Agencies

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Credit reporting agencies assemble information about consumer credit histories and evaluate that information on behalf of third parties. Banks, landlords, and other creditors supply information about financial behavior – such as payment histories – to credit reporting agencies. They also may request information about consumers’ histories with other creditors when they are making decisions… Read More »

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Answers to Questions About Credit Report Disputes

By Blankingship & Christiano, P.C. |

Your credit history is proof of your financial credibility and stability, yet it may contain erroneous information. This can negatively affect your credit score and compromise your ability to secure lines of credit. You do have rights under consumer law. For example, credit reporting bureaus are required to fix inaccurate information, thanks to the… Read More »

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Cleaning Up Your Credit Score for a Mortgage

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If you are thinking about buying a home, one of the first factors to consider is whether your credit score is adequate. You should regularly request copies of your credit history to keep an eye on your score. As a credit report lawyer in Ashburn can explain to you, you are entitled to receive… Read More »

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