Equifax Annual credit report - has anyone dealt with these people?

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Annual Credit Report Scam:
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Has anyone ever request the free annual credit report on www(dot)annualcreditreport.com?

Now I've been employed for a month, I going to start working on paying off some of my outstanding debts.

This is the second year I have used it and have had problems getting my Equifax report both times. I'm not able to do it online and when I call Equifax (I, of course, get someone in India), they try telling me I have already requested it and I will now have to pay for one.

I just about shouted at the guy today because he couldn't understand what I was saying, and I was confusing him by going off his script, and all he could do was keep telling me I have to pay for one. I tried explaining to him it's probably showing I requested it; however, I never received it so there's an error.

I think my cat would have understood me better, when I explained it to him, than the guy I was talking to! If not, at least he would have purred some for me!

I got the other two CR's with no problems; Equifax is the only one giving me grief.

The conspiracy theorist in me, makes me think Equifax does this on purpose so they can get unsuspecting people to pay for what they are required to provide for free.

Anyone else have any thoughts on this, or encountered anything similar?

The upside to this, if there is one, is that my other two credit reports aren't nearly as trashed as I thought they would be. I don't have one CA reporting anything on it; only the OC's. How in the heck did that happen? I thought sure I'd see an entry on them from Il-Legal Mediation Mal-Practice and have to sue them again, only this time for FCRA violations.

I guess my DV letters were received and understood after all!




I have to deal with CSC and not EQ unfortunately but, from what I have read, if you get routed to India, immediately ask to be transferred to a domestic English speaking human on the North American Continent. Don't accept anything less. I added the date I pulled my reports last year into my Outlook and added the corresponding date into the next year to remind me when to pull. Leap year, so it might be off a day or so. Just sent you a PM with some additional info :twisted:

Sub: #1 posted on Sat, 08/09/2008 - 12:55

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I have had problems with Equifax also and have requested it in writing without paying for it. For some reason the annualcreditreport.com website tells you that you have already received the free report when in fact you have not. You just need to unfortunately write them and use snail mail.

Good luck

Sub: #2 posted on Sat, 08/09/2008 - 13:35

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Annual Credit Report Scam:
Ron,

High had the a similar problem, it stated that it was unable to provide me with a copy on-line. This has been happening for about the last year.

So I found a number to call and got customer service, I explained what had happened and they sent me out a copy of my report and I had them transfer me to tech support to see what is the problem. Tech support said it appears that the info that Annual Credit Report send with the request causes a verification error. She went ahead and made a request and gave me the report number and it allowed me to access it on-line.

This is a new problem which makes me think that Equifax changed their software and it doesn't conform with the website.

Sub: #3 posted on Sat, 08/09/2008 - 18:33

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Dear Ron

I have same problem but was unable to find their support number. the 1877 number is for automated credit report request only

Please advise
Thanks
Sigal

Sub: #4 posted on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 10:47

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The number I call to reach Equifax Customer Service is (888) 265-8807. Anyone else have anything different to call for "real, live" help?

Sub: #5 posted on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 11:52

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Annual Credit Report Scam:
I tried online with no success.
Will use snail mail.

Sub: #6 posted on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 12:05

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did you try the number I left? It worked for me yesterday.

Sub: #7 posted on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 13:16

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QUOTE FROM ABOVE

"The conspiracy theorist in me, makes me think Equifax does this on purpose so they can get unsuspecting people to pay for what they are required to provide for free."


LET'S SEE ....
1. THEY PROVIDE "INFORMATION" THAT DENIES YOU AN ACCOUNT SOMEWHERE.
2. THEY CHARGE YOU 15 BUCKS TO SEE YOU REPORT OR WHY YOU WERE REFUSED... DUH!!!!

CONFLICT OF INTEREST??? I THINK SO

Sub: #8 posted on Wed, 05/20/2009 - 08:33

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i got to see my equifax report through annualcreditreport.com but definately write down the report # if you ever want to see it again..from now on, i just save a copy by printing it out..i remember the site switching you back and fourth from one bureau to another and yes it was quite a pain in the neck but i did get to see all three yes..

Sub: #9 posted on Wed, 05/20/2009 - 10:06

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AND MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO DO IT VIA PHONE. THIS SHOULD BE REPORTED. BUT I DONT KNOW WHERE. THEY WANT US TO USE THE ANNUAL CREDIT REPORT . COM SO THAT THEY GET LESS PEOPLE TO COMPLAIN AND USE THEIR OWN WEBSITE.

Sub: #10 posted on Sat, 08/15/2009 - 13:44

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