LVNV Funding On My Credit Report

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LVNV Funding reports information about consumers to credit reporting agencies. If you think LVNV is reporting inaccurate or out-dated information, you can file a credit report dispute. LVNV must correct any errors it finds.

If you need help disputing LVNV Funding credit report errors, or if you believe LVNV is violating your rights, contact BCJ Law for help. Call 1-800-997-5561 or complete our contact form.

Why is LVNV Funding on my credit report?

LVNV Funding is a “debt buyer.” That means it buys old, “charged-off” consumer debt, then tries to collect on that debt for profit. If LVNV purchased your debt, then it may appear on your credit report. LVNV usually appears on your credit report when:

  • LVNV bought your debt: As stated above, LVNV Funding buys consumer debt. Once it owns your debt, it likely will report your debt to credit reporting agencies.
  • LVNV is trying to collect a debt from you: LVNV Funding attempts to collect on the debt it purchases. It usually reports old debt to credit reporting agencies to aid in its debt collection activities.
  • LVNV got a judgment against you: LVNV Funding sues thousands of people each year. It obtains judgments against many of them. It can report information on you if it obtained a judgment against you.

Is LVNV Funding on my credit report in error?

Although LVNV Funding may accurately appear on your credit report, it also may appear on your credit report in error. Common errors include the following situations:

  • You don't owe the debt: If you don't recognize a debt on your credit report, that debt may be reported in error.
  • Your debt is old: Most accounts can't be reported on your credit report after seven to eight years.
  • Discharged debt is reported improperly: When a debt is discharged through bankruptcy, settlement, or litigation, the account status must be updated, or the account must be removed entirely.
  • Debt is reported more than once: Debt buyers can't report a single account as multiple accounts.
  • Inaccurate information is reported after a dispute: Debt buyers can't re-report information about an account that was previously found to be inaccurate.

Can I fix LVNV Funding credit report errors?

Credit report attorneys offer free consultations and most times can help you correct credit report errors for free.

Call BCJ Law LLC for Help!

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) gives you the right to dispute credit report errors. As long as you comply with the FCRA, LVNV Funding must investigate your credit report dispute. It then must correct or remove any errors 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 a copy of your credit report, read our page on how to get your credit report for freeIf you need help, complete our contact form, or call us at 1-800-997-5561.

What if I don't recognize a LVNV account on my credit report?

If your credit report shows a LVNV Funding account you don’t recognize, there are two likely explanations. First, LVNV or a credit reporting agency may be confusing you with someone else. This is called a “mixed file” error. These types of credit report errors often are mistaken for identity theft. Second, you may be a victim of identity theft. For information on removing information that is not yours from your credit report, read our pages on fixing mixed credit files and correcting identity theft credit report errors.

How long can LVNV Funding stay on my credit report?

Generally, adverse account information must be removed from your credit report after seven years. There are exceptions for credit cards, which can stay on your account for 7-8 years depending on the circumstances. Read our page on removing old information from your credit report to learn more.

Can LVNV Funding use my credit report?

LVNV Funding can use your credit report for permissible purposes only, like advertising credit or evaluating a credit application. If LVNV uses your credit report for an impermissible purpose, it may be violating the FCRA. Learn more about who can use your credit report and for what purpose on our improper use of credit report page.

Hire BCJ Law to Help!

If LVNV Funding is reporting inaccurate information about you, refused to investigate your dispute, failed to correct an error, or used 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.

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