Credit scores are one of the most important numbers in consumers' lives, a nd yet, the credit reporting industry is even more flawed than we thought.
A 2013 report by the Federal Trade Commission estimates one out of every five people has an inaccurate credit report. On a national scale, that translates to as many as 42 million mistakes.
Spotting mistakes is the easy part. Getting them fixed is a whole other story. Here's how to dispute credit errors on your report:
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