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Legal Credit Repair?  Is There Such a Thing?
Legal Credit Repair Fair Credit Reporting Act         FCRA     • Not Older 7 Years     • Verifiable     • Not Misleading  ...
Legal Credit RepairFair Debt Collection Practices Act              FDCPA         •   No Abuse         •   No Deception    ...
Legal Credit RepairFair Debt Collection Practices Act              FDCPA         •   No Abuse         •   No Deception    ...
Legal Credit Repair  Fair Credit Billing Act          FCBA     • Covers Billing     Errors     • Not Billing     Disputes ...
Legal Credit RepairEqual Credit Opportunity Act            ECOA     • Prohibits     Discrimination     • Explantion of Den...
Legal Credit Repair  Truth in Lending Act          TILA    • Disclosure    Required    • Definitions &    Terms    • Fair ...
Legal Credit Repair Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act          GLBA     • Privacy     Safeguards     • Theft Prevention     • Info Sh...
Legal Credit RepairThe Federal Trade Commission           FTC.go       • Enforces these       Laws                v       ...
Legal Credit Repair Is Credit Repair Legal?           YES!    • Credit Repair is    Legal    • You Have Rights    • You Ca...
Is There Such a Thing as Legal Credit Repair?
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Is There Such a Thing as Legal Credit Repair?

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http://www.LegacyLegal.com Despite what some people believe about credit repair, consumers have the legal right to repair their credit. The Fair Credit Reporting Act allows and encourages you to question all information on your credit report; particularly items you think are inaccurate, misleading, or outdated. Not only does the legal credit repair process work for errors but can also help remove "unverifiable" negative, yet accurate, information.

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  • Is There Such a Thing as Legal Credit Repair? Despite what some people believe about credit repair, consumers have the legal right to repair their credit. The FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) allows and encourages you to question all information on your credit report; particularly items you think are inaccurate, misleading, or outdated.
  • Not only does the legal credit repair process work for errors but can also help remove "unverifiable" negative, yet accurate, information. Rest assured, this credit repair process is perfectly legal. To help you become familiar with the laws, we will briefly describe them - and you will see just how much protection is provided to you, the consumer. Legal credit repair and the Fair Credit Reporting Act: the FCRA is also designed to promote fairness and privacy of information. Credit bureaus are not allowed to distribute credit information to anyone who does not have a legitimate purpose for viewing the information. Businesses that furnish information to the bureaus are also regulated by the FCRA and must follow legal procedures such as investigate disputes and ensure all information is complete, accurate, and current. To knowingly list anything that is false in any way is in violation of the FCRA. To continue listing information after it has been verified as inaccurate is also a violation.
  • Reasonably speaking, there is no one company that offers the top credit repair, in fact there are several great companies who will do an impressive job for you. At the other end of the spectrum; however, are several companies that are nothing more than scams. And somewhere in the middle are companies who either make false promises (intentionally or ignorantly), offer sub-standard service, exaggerate results, tell half-truths, and ignorantly engage in illegal practices. So how can you tell the difference? Here are some of the things to look for to get top credit repair for your money and get the best bang for your buck.
  • Legal credit repair and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: the FDCPA protects consumers from abusive or deceptive practices committed by collection companies.
  • Legal credit repair and the Fair Credit Billing Act: the FCBA is an amendment to the Truth in Lending Act that requires creditors to promptly respond, in writing, to consumer billing complaints and investigate billing errors. Until the investigation is complete, creditors cannot do anything to adversely affect a consumer’s credit standing.
  • Legal credit repair and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act: the ECOA protects the consumer against discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, etc. This act also states that creditors must provide reasons why an applicant was denied credit, and allows spouse account information to be identified separately.
  • Legal credit repair and the Truth in Lending Act: the TILA protects the consumer by mandating all creditors to specify, in writing, terms of finance charges and credit transactions. The act allows for a three-day cancellation on certain credit transactions.
  • Legal credit repair and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act: the GLBA requires financial institutions to protect the privacy of consumer’s personal financial information. Privacy policies must be distributed to the institution’s customers at a minimum of once a year. The institution must also give the consumer notice and the opportunity to “opt out” if personal financial information is disclosed to a nonaffiliated third party, including unauthorized inquiries to your credit report data.
  • You can go to the Federal Trade Commission’s website FTC.GOV, and click on the consumer section for complete collection of these laws. Remember, these laws allow you to question and initiate a legal investigation of your credit information and repair it where necessary when information cannot be verified - even though they don't support you in providing false information or trying to cheat the system.
  • So the answer is YES, credit repair IS legal.
  • Thank you and good luck.
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    1. 1. Legal Credit Repair? Is There Such a Thing?
    2. 2. Legal Credit Repair Fair Credit Reporting Act FCRA • Not Older 7 Years • Verifiable • Not Misleading • Accurate • Legally Challenge All
    3. 3. Legal Credit RepairFair Debt Collection Practices Act FDCPA • No Abuse • No Deception • Fair Treatment • Accurate Reporting • Communication
    4. 4. Legal Credit RepairFair Debt Collection Practices Act FDCPA • No Abuse • No Deception • Fair Treatment • Accurate Reporting • Communication
    5. 5. Legal Credit Repair Fair Credit Billing Act FCBA • Covers Billing Errors • Not Billing Disputes • Fair Treatment • Restricted Reporting • Communication
    6. 6. Legal Credit RepairEqual Credit Opportunity Act ECOA • Prohibits Discrimination • Explantion of Denial • Clear Definitions • Marital, Spouse, Identity • Disabilities
    7. 7. Legal Credit Repair Truth in Lending Act TILA • Disclosure Required • Definitions & Terms • Fair Treatment • Accurate Reporting • Communication
    8. 8. Legal Credit Repair Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act GLBA • Privacy Safeguards • Theft Prevention • Info Sharing • Opt-Out • Identity Theft Issues
    9. 9. Legal Credit RepairThe Federal Trade Commission FTC.go • Enforces these Laws v • Updates these Laws • Governs Credit Issues
    10. 10. Legal Credit Repair Is Credit Repair Legal? YES! • Credit Repair is Legal • You Have Rights • You Can Legally Repair Your Credit History!
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