10 million consumers had severe credit report mistakes.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 20, 2014
National Debt Relief recently shared an article, published on October 18, 2014, with some tips on how to deal with an error in the credit report of consumers. The article, titled “4 Possible Reasons Why You Have A Credit Report Error,” explains some of the most common reasons on how mistakes get into consumers' credit reports.
The article starts off by explaining the importance of a credit report in the lives of consumers. The reports are the main basis of credit scores that reflect on how financially responsible the person is. The higher the score, the better the standing same as the lower the score, the more they are seen as a risk by lenders.
The article also shares that one in every five consumers could have an error in their credit reports. That means an estimate of 40 million consumers encountered problems with their reports. 5%, or 10 million consumers, had severe credit report mistakes that could make them pay more in terms of loan interest rates.
One reason for these mistakes is probably the own doing of the consumer. The article explains the consumers themselves might have a hand in their credit report mistakes. It could be as simple as writing illegibly on the forms and making sure that contact details are unreadable that prevent billing forms from being delivered.
The article also mentions that the lenders might have caused the error in the credit report. If this happens, it is best for consumers to call the attention on the lender in order for them to launch an investigation. Same goes for when the error was caused by the credit bureau itself, the consumer should report it at once to correct the mistake.
Being a victim of identity theft could be another reason for the mistakes in the credit report. Consumers should alert the lenders and the authorities on this as well. To read the rest of the article, click on this link: http://www.nationaldebtrelief.com/4-possible-reasons-why-you-have-a-credit-report-error/