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Tue, Apr 10, 2018 2:26 PM

Why did AT&T place a Hard Inquiry on my Equifax account?

I checked my credit report and I noticed that AT&T  placed a Hard Inquiry on my Equifax account back on  June 20, 2017. I have never had or attempted to get AT&T service, how can I have that removed. 

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34 Messages

4 y ago

Good morning, @Geo040,


I apologize, however the only way to remove a credit check (hard or soft) is to file a dispute with the credit bureau.  The reason is the credit bureau has to declare his inquiry was unauthorized.  You can file a dispute online, or by mail


The information for the three credit bureaus are listed below;


Equifax

Equifax

P.O. Box 740256

Atlanta, GA 30374-0256
Phone #: 1-866-349-5191


Experian

Experian

P.O. Box 4500

Allen, TX 75013

Phone 1-877-284-7942


TransUnion

TransUnion Consumer Solutions

P.O. Box 2000

Chester, PA 19016-2000

Phone 1-800-916-8800


Thank you for utilizing the Community Forums, and have great weekend.


James, AT&T Community Specialist

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@ATTDigitalLife i tried and tried since May of 2019 AT&T and others, I called the company's sent letters to credit company's they still their on my credit report .i don't no really what person could do . Equifax you can't call them i got number from credit company repair and she told me several numbers to push it got to Equifax but it was no help i just got transferred to answering machine but before i was transferred she did tell me the number on credit report doesn't work it just run in into the system ,basically in circles ,but i did see where all our data is it in Hands of Hackers private company it on Equifax that how i found it . they are not any help other one Trans-Union they can't speak English non of them so that tell you your information is in other country floating around and they refuse to help you . In my point these credit company's need shut down they make billions ever year selling your information . These credit company's are not helping us but hurting us

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55 Messages

4 y ago

Order your free credit reports from all three bureaus (trans union, experience, Equifax) - annualcreditreport.com (Google to make sure of address) they also have a ph # 877.322.8228. I personally suggest calling and having them mailed so you have a hard copy to make copies of if need be. Included in the mailed reports is documentation on who to contact for identity theft - very good resource.

Dispute/correct anything incorrect via phone & mail: spelling of names, addresses, phone numbers, accounts, etc (form included if you call and have them mailed to you).

Call the ph number on the report and put a FRAUD alert on your report.

Hope this helps and good luck!

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4 y ago

@Alwayzalady30 Hello. My apologies that happened to you. You would need to submit a dispute on your credit file so that it can be looked into and removed if needed.

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Oh my, you need to keep a close eye on your credit report, this happened to a friend of mine ,hard inquiry started the dispute, then all of the sudden he got a call from apple asking if he wanted his iphone X drop shipped or pick it up from the store. your info may have been stolen and your identity may be compromised

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4 y ago

I tried this, and they said that at&t have to remove this hard inquiry, and they can't do that without at&t. So you guys from at&t made the inquiry , you should withdraw that inquiry!

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@Geo040

 

This forum is comprised of regular customers to communicate with other  customers to offer advice and share experiences same as any other user. This is a public forum. Although there is a small team of customer care specialists that monitor the forums the sheer volume of posts are simply too many posts for these agents to respond to each one of them. The most effective way to get any issues resolved in the forums is to send them a private message directly with all pertinent information and wait for a response, use the contact link on the bottom of the page or call 1-800-288-2020. Some of us are employees but we are here to represent the forum with our knowledge and do not represent AT&T with our responses.

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34 Messages

4 y ago

Hello, @Geo040,


This is James, and I am with the AT&T Community and Forums team.  I understand you want an unauthorized credit pull removed from your credit report.  This is understandable as it is important to have this information correct.  I will be happy to explain the process.


I have no idea why the credit bureau is giving you the run around.  They are the ones who have the tools to determine if credit pull was made in error or fraudulently.  Disputing and removing unauthorized pulls is there job.  To get this resolved you will need to file a dispute with them either online or via mail.  I have included the contact information for all the bureaus below


Equifax

Equifax

P.O. Box 740256

Atlanta, GA 30374-0256
Phone #: 1-866-349-5191


Experian

Experian

P.O. Box 4500

Allen, TX 75013

Phone 1-877-284-7942


TransUnion

TransUnion Consumer Solutions

P.O. Box 2000

Chester, PA 19016-2000

Phone 1-800-916-8800


Thank you for your question, and have enjoy your weekend.


James, AT&T Community Specialist



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2 Messages

4 y ago

Thank you so much for the information. 

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4 y ago

This is what i got after investigation in Equifax:

Results Of Your Investigation (For your security, the last 4 digits of your credit account number(s) have been replaced by *) >>> The information you disputed has been received. The results are: Inquiries are a factual record of file access. If you believe this was unauthorized, please contact the creditor. If you have additional questions about this item please contact: At & T Services Inc, 12911 E 183rd St, Consumer Dept, Cerritos, CA 90703 Phone: (877) 844−5584 

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@Geo040 Same here and i have never had AT&T but it on credit report

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@littlejoe1969 if you have something showing on your credit report I suggest going through the proper channels of dispute. This would be a credit issue.

*I am an AT&T employee, and the postings on this site are my own and don't necessarily represent AT&T's position, strategies or opinions.

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i have ,i have called they no account in my name Joseph tate or Joseph D tate or my address or Social , i really just gave up fighting with it . i never applied for credit. i sent letters to credit company and to AT%T and it got no place . Hard Inquiries

Inquiries that may impact your credit scores. These are inquiries made by companies with whom you have applied for a loan or credit. They may remain on your file up to 2 years.

DATE COMPANY ADDRESS REQUEST ORIGINATOR

Sep 10, 2019 CAPITAL ONE BANK USA NA CAPITAL ONE BANK USA NA, 15000 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, RICHMOND, VA 23238

May 06, 2019 AT&T SERVICES, INC.-LS AT&T SERVICES, INC.-LS, 17330 PRESTON RD SUITE 100A, DALLAS, TX 75252

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7 Messages

3 y ago

Were you using Turbo Tax or an other Intuit product like Quickbooks, etc? Because they did the same to me and I dont have an ATT acccount.

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