Fair Credit Reporting Act in Alabama
Credit Reporting in Alabama
The Fair Credit Reporting Act or (FCRA) is a federal law and requires creditors, also known as furnishers, and the crediting reporting agencies to do several things regarding the accuracy of the credit reports. For those who live in Alabama, you will rely on the federal law only. But, that's okay because the FCRA gives you great protections if you know where to look.
If anyone is credit reporting on you inaccurately, then you have rights. By following those rights, you can make these consumer laws work in your favor and file a lawsuit to correct the inaccuracies.
Common FCRA Errors to Correct in Alabama
- Information that is too old to be on your report (generally 7 years)
- Information that is just wrong and inaccurate
- Information that is not yours such as identity fraud
- Reporting False Death on TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax
- Information that is mixed or merged with another person's credit files.
Damages under the Alabama Fair Credit Reporting Act
The Alabama here does not exist. But, under the federal law, you are entitled to emotional distress damages, economic damages, costs, and attorney fees. They can't take that away from you.
Can You Sue under the Federal or Alabama Fair Credit Reporting Act?
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