If something is deleted from your credit report from a dispute you submitted, how is it placed right back on?

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If something is deleted from your credit report from a dispute you submitted, how is it placed right back on?

I submitted a dispute with a credit report and some items where deleted but when I went to check they were placed right back on. I’m not sure how this happens. I thought I was supposed to get a letter from them saying they will place it back on my credit but I have not received it.

Asked on August 27, 2011 Texas

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You did the right thing.  What happens often, though, is that the credit bureau may then verify the information and the information is placed back on (although they really only have 30 days to verify and if they do not they must tale it off completely).  So do it again... and again... and again until you have hit something that they can not verify.  Here is a good list of reasons to work with:

  1. Not mine or not my account.
  2. I didn't pay late that month.
  3. Wrong amount.
  4. Wrong account number.
  5. Wrong original creditor.
  6. Wrong charge-off date.
  7. Wrong date of last activity.
  8. Wrong balance.
  9. Wrong credit limit.
  10. Wrong status - there are about 20 of these.
  11. Wrong high credit - the highest amount you used.

Just keep at them.  Good luck.


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