Equifax Credit Report Problems
Equifax is a nationwide credit reporting agency. If you find an error or inaccuracy on an Equifax credit report, you can send a dispute letter. By law, Equifax must investigate your dispute and correct any errors or inaccuracies it finds.
If you need help disputing Equifax credit report errors, or if you’re experiencing other Equifax credit report problems, contact BCJ Law for help. Call 1-800-997-5561 or complete our contact form.
Why does Equifax collect information on consumers?
Equifax is one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the world. It collects data on close to one billion persons and businesses worldwide. It then matches that data to specific individuals and creates credit files. These files then are distributed as credit reports to various individuals and businesses who use the credit reports to evaluate consumers.
What's in an Equifax credit report?
Equifax credit reports contain the following information:
How do I get my Equifax credit report?
Equifax will provide a free credit report every 12 months on request. You can request your free credit report by using annualcreditreport.com. If you have difficulty getting your report online, call Equifax using its toll free number: (800) 525-6285 (Option 6). For more detailed instructions on how to get your credit report, read our page on how to get your credit report for free.
Can I fix Equifax credit report errors?
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) gives you the right to dispute credit report errors. As long as you comply with the FCRA, Equifax must investigate your credit report dispute. It then must correct or remove any errors or inaccuracies it finds.
You must follow the proper procedures when disputing credit report errors. For example, your dispute letter must identify and explain the error at issue and must be sent directly to a credit report agency. Visit our page on disputing credit report errors for general information on the dispute process. If you need help, complete our contact form, or call us at 1-800-997-5561.
To send a dispute to Equifax, you can use this address: P.O. Box 740256, Atlanta, GA 30374-0256. You also can dispute errors online through Equifax’s website: www.equifax.com.
Do people complain about Equifax credit report errors?
A federal complaint database maintained by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) currently shows over 116,000 complaints filed against Equifax. Thousands of complaints against Equifax also have been filed with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
Consumers complain about many types of issues, including mixed file errors, identity theft, old information appearing on their credit report, and the improper disclosure of their credit report. Common credit report errors include:
Hire BCJ Law to Help!
If Equifax is reporting inaccurate information about you, refused to investigate your dispute, failed to correct an error, or disclosed your credit report for an improper purpose, contact BCJ Law LLC. To get a free case review, call 1-800-997-5561 or complete our contact form.