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FTC says credit repair operation was a scam

Seena Gressin
If your credit isn’t as good as you’d like, a company that promises to boost your credit score by hundreds of points in as little as 45 days might seem like the perfect answer. That’s the result that
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FTC says credit repair operation fleeced its clients

Seena Gressin
The last thing people who turned to Alex Miller Credit Repair for help needed was to end up in worse financial shape than when they began. But, according to a lawsuit the Department of Justice filed
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Avoiding Scams To Lower Your Credit Card Interest Rate

Some scammy debt relief companies will say just about anything to get your money. They promise to get you a lower credit card interest rate, claiming to be able to save you thousands of dollars but
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Fixing Your Credit FAQs

Is information on your credit report correct — just not so good? No one promising to repair your credit can legally remove information if it’s both accurate and current. But there are steps you can
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FTC sends customer refunds in three cases

Emily Wu
The FTC works to fulfill its mission in many ways, including bringing cases against companies who are being unfair or deceptive. And it’s happy news when those cases result in refunds. Last year, FTC
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Give yourself some credit (reports)

Emily Wu
One important back-to-basics step you can take this Financial Literacy Month (or anytime) is checking your credit report. Your credit report has a summary of your credit history. For example, if you
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Credit repair firm settles with FTC

Colleen Tressler
Your credit score affects whether you can get a loan — and how much you’ll have to pay to borrow money. People with low credit scores often have to pay more. So when a company says they’ll help you
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Credit repair: Fixing mistakes on your credit report

Lisa Weintraub Schifferle
If you’ve been reading our new year, new credit series, then you have your credit report and learned how to read it. But what if you see mistakes? Maybe it’s an account that you didn’t open, an error
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Reading your credit report

Lisa Weintraub Schifferle
You’re getting your financial life in order in 2020. Yesterday, we explained how to get your credit report. Now that you have it, you want to know what it means. Here’s where to start. What’s a credit