CreditRepairGurus.net was created to help consumers begin the credit repair process and take a proactive role in improving their credit scores. We research and partner professional credit repair law firms to help you get back on your feet no matter what your situation or how bad your credit is.
How the Credit System Works
There are three main credit bureaus that maintain a credit file that contains personal information about you and your credit history of borrowing and repaying money. You may have heard of these three for-profit companies before: Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian. Every time you take out a new loan or miss a payment, they are making a note in their credit file. Any time you apply for a new loan, another company, the Fair Issac Corporation (FICO), takes those three files and comes up with your credit scores based on their own special formula.
Your Credit Scores
Your 3 credit scores are the biggest factor lenders look at when assessing your risk for a loan. If you ever want to get an home or auto loan, refinance your mortgage, get a cell phone, rent an apartment or even get a job it's important that you have good credit scores.
Not only do your scores determine whether you qualify for a loan or not: they also affect the rate you will be offered. Getting a good interest rate can save you hundreds of dollars every month and hundreds of thousands of dollars over your lifetime.
If you have been denied credit or currently have low credit scores, then credit repair is probably the best option for you.
Call (800) 215-9365 for a free credit consultation to see if credit repair is right for you!
My Story & Proof (One of the Letters I Got Back from the Credit Bureau)
How We Got Bad Credit
Like many other Americans, when the economy tanked my husband's employer let go of half of its employees, including my husband. We were able to keep up on the bills with his unemployment check and my part time job but, eventually the checks ran out and the monthly payments proved to be too much.†
To save our house, we ended up filing bankruptcy. In hindsight, it may not have been the best decision, but we did what we had to do to keep a roof over my family. The bankruptcy relieved us of our debt, but the damage to our credit was done.
What We Did About It
The next couple years were pretty miserable. We couldn't get a loan for anything. Even though my husband was able to find a great job and put some money away in savings we were denied every single time we applied for anything. The banks told us that our credit scores were too low and that there was nothing they could do for us. It was frustrating and embarrassing.
A friend told us about Credit Repair Guru and how they could permanently remove negative items from your credit report by disputing them with the credit bureaus. It sounded awesome to me! But, was it true? We trusted our friend, but we thought to ourselves, "how can this be possible?"
The Fair Credit Reporting Act
Credit repair is made possible by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) originally passed by the FTC in 1970. Several amendments have been made to it since then.
The FCRA allows consumers to dispute any items on their credit report that are believed to be inaccurate or questionable. The credit bureau must then do an investigation within 30 days. If they cannot prove the item belongs on your credit report, it must be deleted.
Lexington Law Changed Our Life
After taking our friend's advice, I called (800) 215-9365 and spoke to a friendly credit expert. She understood our situation and was also very knowledgeable. So, we signed up and received the $50 discount for couples.
It turned out to be one of the best decisions we have ever made! After about 3 weeks, we started receiving letters (like the one below) stating that negative accounts had been removed from our credit reports!
Here's the first letter we received from TransUnion letting us know that the investigation was complete and that 3 of the 3 items disputed had been DELETED! This is just one of many letters we continued to receive in the mail over the next 6 months. †
Our Credit Scores (6 months later):
Our Only Regret was Not Signing Up Sooner!
If we had signed up sooner, we would have saved ourselves a lot of embarrassment and heartache, but we're just grateful we did. The truth is, most people don't know about credit repair and think they have to wait 7-10 years to get a loan.
You don't have to wait that long! Call Lexington Law at (800) 215-9365 right now for a free credit consultation!