- What Is Credit Repair?
Credit repair refers to the process of disputing errors on credit reports. You can go through this dispute process for free with each of the credit bureaus on your own which involves filing a formal dispute with the credit bureau(s) in question either online or via mail. That formal dispute should provide a detailed explanation of the error and any supporting documentation.
You can also view a sample credit dispute letter from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
If you don’t have the time or energy to repair your credit reports yourself, there are alternatives. We can help you get your report cleared up and we can help you get the best and quickest results.
- What negative items can you help me remove from my credit?
We can assist you with documentation and information base on the FCRA law to dispute negative items that are harming your credit reports such as bankruptcies, foreclosures, collections, charge-offs, repossessions, medical bills, credit card debt, inquiries, late payments, old addresses, judgments, tax liens and student loans.
TCS will also first pull your credit reports from each of the three major credit reporting agencies to pinpoint your credit issues. Why all three? Because each credit reporting agency has its own “data furnishers” (aka lenders, credit card companies, debt collectors, etc.) who report your credit information to them. And there may be errors that appear on one of your credit reports, but don’t appear on the others.
Once those errors have been identified, we will ask you to provide any supporting documentation that you may have. In some cases, it might be difficult to determine what to include as far as supporting documentation goes — that’s another way a credit repair company can help you. For example, if you’re a victim of identity theft and a fraudulent account is appearing on your credit report, it can be tough to prove it isn’t yours since you naturally don’t have any documents relating to the account.
When the bureaus and data furnishers receive the dispute and supporting information, they will then work with the credit repair company to determine if the item should be removed from your credit report. The major law dictating your rights when it comes to credit reporting is the Fair Credit Reporting Act, but it isn’t the only law on your side when it comes to credit repair.
We will scrub questionable credit report items against other laws — like the Fair Credit Billing Act, which regulates original creditors; the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, which oversees collection agencies; and others that address medical illness, military service, student status and other life events.
- How much will it cost?
We have different packages that are tailored to the needs of all clients. There is a one-time review/setup fee to get started. Your first monthly fee is not charged until a month later. We charge as work is completed, never in advance. You can cancel anytime with no further obligation. For a breakdown of costs, please see our pricing section.
- You are entitled to a 100% refund of all monthly payments if
There is a 100% refund if all the terms outlined in our contract are kept. We will be happy to send you a copy of our contract agreement for review.
- Can I repair my credit myself?
Fixing your own credit is absolutely an option and any ethical credit repair company will tell you that.
“If your situation is simple, and all you have are an obvious error or two, then you may just want to try a round of credit repair on your own.
When trying to fix your credit, be clear and concise in your disputes with the bureaus and get your documentation in order.
If you decide you want to hire us, we can help you all your repair needs.
- How Long Does Credit Repair Take?
Getting negative, inaccurate information off of your credit reports is one of the fastest ways to see an improvement in your scores. Credit bureaus have to respond to resolve a dispute within 30 – 45 days which can help some consumers to improve their scores who want to buy a house, get a new car or open up a new credit card soon and don’t have the time to wait to build good credit in other ways.
But credit repair companies cannot tell you exactly how long it will take. What we can tell you is that through our service, 90% of our clients see their credit score increase by 60-100 points in the first 4-6 months in as little as 4-6 months.
- Will Items That Are Removed Come Back?
Items will not go back on your credit report as long as the item is current or paid at the time of removal or if the collection is older than three years. This holds true except in very rare circumstances.
- Are there other ways to improve my credit scores?
Yes, we have an extensive action plan that you is a part of our service once you are enrolled that we will provide to you. Once you are enrolled in the plan, overtime a period of time, you will see a great impact on your credit scores that will be life changing to your financial needs.
- What’s the Difference Between Business and Personal Credit?
Your personal credit is connected to you by your Social Security number. Your business credit history is linked to you by your Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Tax ID Number, which is how the government recognizes your business for tax purposes. You can apply for an EIN online and receive it almost instantly. Technically, if you’re a sole proprietor, you don’t need an EIN for taxes, but to establish business credit, you will.
Your personal credit history is curated by the three major credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian, and Transunion, and you have one profile with each. Experian and Equifax also have business credit reporting services. Your business profile is separate from your personal credit history.
There are credit reporting services that only deal with businesses, with Dun & Bradstreet being the largest and best known. If you have more than one business, you can have a separate report for each, as long as it has its own EIN.