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I called EQ around 12:30pm PST, the CSR asked why I was calling, I told her I wanted to dispute an account because it was too old to report.

She asked for the account name & number, I gave her both.

She said she would put in the dispute & gave me a number to call to check on the status.

Never once did she say anything about EQ's retention policy, which I heard other CSRs say.

Before I could call to check on the status, I got an email letting me know my dispute was done & I could check the results.

 

You cannot dispute more than once with TU, while your report is being disputed, it's in a holding pattern, you can't see what's going on & can't add more disputes.

How long did you wait before removal.

EX success. Called a couple of weeks ago for a deletion that was due in July. Told I had to wait a few weeks. Called at exactly 3 months to the day and it was easy breezy. Call lasted a total of maybe 4 minutes with hold time and small talk. Said it would be gone within 72 hours. Checked 1.5 hours later and it was already deleted and score increased. Amen.

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Which number is everyone using to call Experian?

 

I called 1-800-493-1058. I can't remember the exact menus, but I chose whatever option was for "questions about my credit report" or something like that. I didn't choose whatever the "dispute" option was. I was on hold for a few minutes, but not long at all.

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I called EQ around 12:30pm PST, the CSR asked why I was calling, I told her I wanted to dispute an account because it was too old to report.

She asked for the account name & number, I gave her both.

She said she would put in the dispute & gave me a number to call to check on the status.

Never once did she say anything about EQ's retention policy, which I heard other CSRs say.

Before I could call to check on the status, I got an email letting me know my dispute was done & I could check the results.

 

You cannot dispute more than once with TU, while your report is being disputed, it's in a holding pattern, you can't see what's going on & can't add more disputes.

How long did you wait before removal.

EX success. Called a couple of weeks ago for a deletion that was due in July. Told I had to wait a few weeks. Called at exactly 3 months to the day and it was easy breezy. Call lasted a total of maybe 4 minutes with hold time and small talk. Said it would be gone within 72 hours. Checked 1.5 hours later and it was already deleted and score increased. Amen.

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Do you mean in regards to the EQ?

I disputed on a Tues, got the email on Thurs.

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I called EQ around 12:30pm PST, the CSR asked why I was calling, I told her I wanted to dispute an account because it was too old to report.

She asked for the account name & number, I gave her both.

She said she would put in the dispute & gave me a number to call to check on the status.

Never once did she say anything about EQ's retention policy, which I heard other CSRs say.

Before I could call to check on the status, I got an email letting me know my dispute was done & I could check the results.

 

You cannot dispute more than once with TU, while your report is being disputed, it's in a holding pattern, you can't see what's going on & can't add more disputes.

How long did you wait before removal.

EX success. Called a couple of weeks ago for a deletion that was due in July. Told I had to wait a few weeks. Called at exactly 3 months to the day and it was easy breezy. Call lasted a total of maybe 4 minutes with hold time and small talk. Said it would be gone within 72 hours. Checked 1.5 hours later and it was already deleted and score increased. Amen.

Congratulations

 

Do you mean in regards to the EQ?

I disputed on a Tues, got the email on Thurs.

Yes I disputed yesterday after 7X of calling. She never once gave me retension policy accepted my dispute and bam hope it's off in 72 hours.

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Got 11 deleted from experian today and they were all due to fall off in july so obviously they are allowing the 3 month early. Now if dang equifax would get on the gravy train!!

Congrats! That's awesome. One question about the dates, was the DoFD in July or just the date they had them set to "fall" off?

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I called EQ around 12:30pm PST, the CSR asked why I was calling, I told her I wanted to dispute an account because it was too old to report.

She asked for the account name & number, I gave her both.

She said she would put in the dispute & gave me a number to call to check on the status.

Never once did she say anything about EQ's retention policy, which I heard other CSRs say.

Before I could call to check on the status, I got an email letting me know my dispute was done & I could check the results.

 

You cannot dispute more than once with TU, while your report is being disputed, it's in a holding pattern, you can't see what's going on & can't add more disputes.

How long did you wait before removal.

EX success. Called a couple of weeks ago for a deletion that was due in July. Told I had to wait a few weeks. Called at exactly 3 months to the day and it was easy breezy. Call lasted a total of maybe 4 minutes with hold time and small talk. Said it would be gone within 72 hours. Checked 1.5 hours later and it was already deleted and score increased. Amen.

Congratulations

 

Do you mean in regards to the EQ?

I disputed on a Tues, got the email on Thurs.

Yes I disputed yesterday after 7X of calling. She never once gave me retension policy accepted my dispute and bam hope it's off in 72 hours.

 

Any word on this and when are dofds?

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I called EQ around 12:30pm PST, the CSR asked why I was calling, I told her I wanted to dispute an account because it was too old to report.

She asked for the account name & number, I gave her both.

She said she would put in the dispute & gave me a number to call to check on the status.

Never once did she say anything about EQ's retention policy, which I heard other CSRs say.

Before I could call to check on the status, I got an email letting me know my dispute was done & I could check the results.

 

You cannot dispute more than once with TU, while your report is being disputed, it's in a holding pattern, you can't see what's going on & can't add more disputes.

So you say that the account(s) is too old to report? But they clearly see that technically, it's not. I have intensions on disputing a few of my items in May. I'm just going to ask them if they can remove these items a few months early. I just don't want to say that "it's too old to report" and I run into the a$$hole that says "no, it's reporting correctly". You know?

 

What is this "retention policy"?

 

Got 11 deleted from experian today and they were all due to fall off in july so obviously they are allowing the 3 month early. Now if dang equifax would get on the gravy train!!

EX has been good. The CSR's are good too. There's been success at 4 and 5 months too. Try again once May comes in.

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I called EQ around 12:30pm PST, the CSR asked why I was calling, I told her I wanted to dispute an account because it was too old to report.

She asked for the account name & number, I gave her both.

She said she would put in the dispute & gave me a number to call to check on the status.

Never once did she say anything about EQ's retention policy, which I heard other CSRs say.

Before I could call to check on the status, I got an email letting me know my dispute was done & I could check the results.

 

You cannot dispute more than once with TU, while your report is being disputed, it's in a holding pattern, you can't see what's going on & can't add more disputes.

So you say that the account(s) is too old to report? But they clearly see that technically, it's not. I have intensions on disputing a few of my items in May. I'm just going to ask them if they can remove these items a few months early. I just don't want to say that "it's too old to report" and I run into the a$$hole that says "no, it's reporting correctly". You know?

 

What is this "retention policy"?

 

That what EQ has as full 7 years before deletion of TL and they have been sticking really hard and fast to this policy.

I found one CSR who did not tell me this and I called 7X. I told the CSR that they account is old.

 

Got 11 deleted from experian today and they were all due to fall off in july so obviously they are allowing the 3 month early. Now if dang equifax would get on the gravy train!!

EX has been good. The CSR's are good too. There's been success at 4 and 5 months too. Try again once May comes in.

 

Yea EQ is running hot and cold finding someone who will delete those accounts is kind of like looking for the goose to lay golden eggs

Right now its still pending after almost 2 days dont get how some get theres deleted so quickly oh well just keep waiting my states is has 30 days.

 

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I need some help here. I was extremely lucky with my early deletions with TU. Some I got deleted as early as 10 months.

 

Capital One- 10/2015- DELETED on 01/30/2015

Capital One- 10/2015- DELETED on 01/30/2015

Victoria Secret- 04/2015- DELETED on 01/30/2015

Macys- 08/2015- UPDATED on 01/30/2015 tried again 04/15/2015- DELETED

Amazon- 07/2015- DELETED on 01/30/2015

HSBC- 06/2015- DELETED on 01/30/2015

Midland Funding- no date collecting for GE Money Bank- DELETED on 01/30/2015

Portfolio Recovery- no date collecting for GE Money Bank- DELETED on 01/30/2015

West Asset- 08/2015- DELETED on 01/30/2015

Yesterday, Capio Collection- medical due to fall off 04/2020 was deleted. That one might show up again.

As far as TU, I already knew what was on my report via Credit Karma and decided to run my report via annual credit report. I went through all of my negatives and chose too old to report. On the collection agency ones I chose that I had no knowledge of that account. It took a week for it to update but I had all of the baddies get deleted. Victoria Secret, Midland Funding, and Portfolio Recovery were deleted from Experian and Equifax as well without me having to ask. Maybe because I chose the option that I had no knowledge of acct and they couldn't verify. The only thing on my TU report is a authorized user Best Buy Card opened in Dec. and 2 medical collections. My FACO score tanked to 556 because my old mortgage, good standing credit cards and auto loan dropped off report at the 10yr mark.

 

On 04/21/2015 I was able to run my Experian report and again disputed my accounts. I chose "other" and wrote, "too old to report, obsolete"

Capital One- 05/2015

Capital One- 05/2015

HSBC- 08/2015

Macy's- 06/2015

Nationwide- 06/2017----this is a medical that is exactly 4yrs SOL in FL that I honestly have no idea who it belongs to- disputed saying I have no idea who acct belongs to

Amazon- 06/2015

Experian had different fall off dates than TU

I don't know what my FAKO score is for EX, but I do have 4 good credit lines that are supposed to stay on report. They fall off 2017,2018, and 2022

 

Now my questions, how long will it take to hear back from Experian on my dispute status. and do you think I will have a good chance of getting the baddies deleted?

I have tried numerous times to run my Equifax report and it keeps saying that I have to mail in my ID, W-2, and a bill in my name. The only thing I have is my ID and SS card, I have no bills in my name. Can I sign up for credit monitoring through Equifax and run my report that way? Should I call them?

 

I still have 2 medical bills on my TU, EX & EQ reports from early 2012 from my son that I won't poke a bear until the SOL runs out next year. My main focus it to build credit back up but I have to wait until all of my reports are clear.

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I need some help here. I was extremely lucky with my early deletions with TU. Some I got deleted as early as 10 months.

 

Capital One- 10/2015- DELETED on 01/30/2015

Capital One- 10/2015- DELETED on 01/30/2015

Victoria Secret- 04/2015- DELETED on 01/30/2015

Macys- 08/2015- UPDATED on 01/30/2015 tried again 04/15/2015- DELETED

Amazon- 07/2015- DELETED on 01/30/2015

HSBC- 06/2015- DELETED on 01/30/2015

Midland Funding- no date collecting for GE Money Bank- DELETED on 01/30/2015

Portfolio Recovery- no date collecting for GE Money Bank- DELETED on 01/30/2015

West Asset- 08/2015- DELETED on 01/30/2015

Yesterday, Capio Collection- medical due to fall off 04/2020 was deleted. That one might show up again.

As far as TU, I already knew what was on my report via Credit Karma and decided to run my report via annual credit report. I went through all of my negatives and chose too old to report. On the collection agency ones I chose that I had no knowledge of that account. It took a week for it to update but I had all of the baddies get deleted. Victoria Secret, Midland Funding, and Portfolio Recovery were deleted from Experian and Equifax as well without me having to ask. Maybe because I chose the option that I had no knowledge of acct and they couldn't verify. The only thing on my TU report is a authorized user Best Buy Card opened in Dec. and 2 medical collections. My FACO score tanked to 556 because my old mortgage, good standing credit cards and auto loan dropped off report at the 10yr mark.

 

On 04/21/2015 I was able to run my Experian report and again disputed my accounts. I chose "other" and wrote, "too old to report, obsolete"

Capital One- 05/2015

Capital One- 05/2015

HSBC- 08/2015

Macy's- 06/2015

Nationwide- 06/2017----this is a medical that is exactly 4yrs SOL in FL that I honestly have no idea who it belongs to- disputed saying I have no idea who acct belongs to

Amazon- 06/2015

Experian had different fall off dates than TU

I don't know what my FAKO score is for EX, but I do have 4 good credit lines that are supposed to stay on report. They fall off 2017,2018, and 2022

 

Now my questions, how long will it take to hear back from Experian on my dispute status. and do you think I will have a good chance of getting the baddies deleted?

I have tried numerous times to run my Equifax report and it keeps saying that I have to mail in my ID, W-2, and a bill in my name. The only thing I have is my ID and SS card, I have no bills in my name. Can I sign up for credit monitoring through Equifax and run my report that way? Should I call them?

 

I still have 2 medical bills on my TU, EX & EQ reports from early 2012 from my son that I won't poke a bear until the SOL runs out next year. My main focus it to build credit back up but I have to wait until all of my reports are clear.

EX will delete between three and four months prior to 7 years from DOFD. I have had luck calling personally.

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EQ verified all 12 of my disputes on obsoletes that are due to fall off in july. Getting no where with them at all

you know what's killing me with EQ?

 

Instead of apping to EQ pullers now and requesting CLI's in 6 months...

 

Now I just have to wait 6 months to apply to places. Real kick in the d*** for me.

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EQ verified all 12 of my disputes on obsoletes that are due to fall off in july. Getting no where with them at all

Same problem I have. I have one left and it's only on EQ all the other CRAs have removed it. It's only 2 months but I'm right there with ya.

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EQ verified all 12 of my disputes on obsoletes that are due to fall off in july. Getting no where with them at all

Same problem I have. I have one left and it's only on EQ all the other CRAs have removed it. It's only 2 months but I'm right there with ya.

Yea I hear you....

Some how 2015 it seems they change there internal rules making things hatder. If they only ease them to give ppl a brake.

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EQ verified all 12 of my disputes on obsoletes that are due to fall off in july. Getting no where with them at all

you know what's killing me with EQ?

 

Instead of apping to EQ pullers now and requesting CLI's in 6 months...

 

Now I just have to wait 6 months to apply to places. Real kick in the d*** for me.

 

I know what u mean!!

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I called EQ around 12:30pm PST, the CSR asked why I was calling, I told her I wanted to dispute an account because it was too old to report.

She asked for the account name & number, I gave her both.

She said she would put in the dispute & gave me a number to call to check on the status.

Never once did she say anything about EQ's retention policy, which I heard other CSRs say.

Before I could call to check on the status, I got an email letting me know my dispute was done & I could check the results.

 

You cannot dispute more than once with TU, while your report is being disputed, it's in a holding pattern, you can't see what's going on & can't add more disputes.

So you say that the account(s) is too old to report? But they clearly see that technically, it's not. I have intensions on disputing a few of my items in May. I'm just going to ask them if they can remove these items a few months early. I just don't want to say that "it's too old to report" and I run into the a$$hole that says "no, it's reporting correctly". You know?

 

What is this "retention policy"?

 

Got 11 deleted from experian today and they were all due to fall off in july so obviously they are allowing the 3 month early. Now if dang equifax would get on the gravy train!!

EX has been good. The CSR's are good too. There's been success at 4 and 5 months too. Try again once May comes in.

 

 

Oops, just saw this addressed to my post.

Each time I have called in to dispute an obsolete account, I stick to "this account is too old to report" & I keep repeating myself when they respond in a confused tone

as to what it is I want.

I just say "this account is too old to report" then they ask if I want to dispute it & I tell them yes because "this account is too old to report."

They probably think I'm crazy.

Depending on how EQ is feeling that day about deleting obsoletes, then I get the account deleted.

 

The retention policy was mentioned by someone else in the thread & I was responding to their question, I've never had it mentioned to me by a CSR.

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EQ verified all 12 of my disputes on obsoletes that are due to fall off in july. Getting no where with them at all

you know what's killing me with EQ?

 

Instead of apping to EQ pullers now and requesting CLI's in 6 months...

 

Now I just have to wait 6 months to apply to places. Real kick in the d*** for me.

 

CLI?

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      ~3.5 years ago, 2 things converged - debtor decided to take highest balance and highest APR CC, and get Cap1 to zero-out the APR via 60-90 day late (thought that was the only way to get the offer).  Right before that ball rolled, Cap1 sold the account to a theretofore unknown CC Co.  Debtor decided to stick with the plan and on day 80-whatever, got the financial hardship, closed account 0% APR with the new CC Co.  Balance was $7K.  Fast-forward 3 years, this company supposedly sent 2 letters saying the financial hardship plan was expiring.  Debtor received no communication from them in the mail.  Received no email.  Company is claiming they sent them.  Company is saying the payment plan the account is under is no longer available and they've reinstated the original APR but did not reopen the account (at least to the debtor's knowledge they have not).  Debtor will not be able to manage under the reinstated APR (26%), balance is now ~$5K.  Debtor was under the impression that the payment plan was there until the account was paid to 0, as they closed the card - does not recall receiving any written confirmation of the payment plan terms, and it will take some time to dig through files (if they did provide something in writing, it is saved somewhere in a file).  Calling the company was bush league - seemingly no financial hardship department, agents who didn't seem to understand what options were available for financial hardship, could not answer whether the account was currently open or still closed, request to speak with a supervisor has so far gone unheeded - no returned phone call.
       
      What I'm trying to determine firstly is - what rights does the debtor have here if any?  Is there any recourse for not receiving notification of this expiration?  Currently there is no option to transfer the balance.  I'm unsure whether to advise for a flat "withhold payment and settle."  But perhaps it has come to this.  By all accounts there are no professionals to speak with via phone for this CC Co.  Maybe this is just a strategy of "best of bad options to dump this creditor and move on." 
       
      Appreciate help in brainstorming... 
    • By Toast73
      So I disputed (or so I thought I disputed) addresses off the Big 4. TU removed all addresses except for my current. EQ has my current and another non-BK address. EX won't budge.
       
      All bureaus froze. Microbilt, LexisNexis, SageStream, Chex, you name it. 
       
      Try to get full verification of the bankruptcy on my file, thinking the whole Trial Rule 1005 thing would help me (this rule makes only the last 4 of your social, full name and addy public-facing).
       
      No dice.
       
      This was the response L/N fed me, including a few notes in RED.
       
      Please critique, tell me I have no chance for removal, something....
       
       




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