Mark Marine Credit Systems: Repairing Your Credit

Mark Marine with Mark Marine Credit Systems offers some help on what you need to know to help you repair your credit.

Mark Marine offers these tips from his Kick the Dealer Not the Tires book:

In order to repair your credit, if it’s negative, is to take the time and make and effort to send in a credit dispute form to all three major credit bureaus. Remember, a creditor only cares about their books and databases reading correctly.

Here’s what’s necessary to make a successful dispute:

Prove it.

When filling out the dispute form (see below), simply telling your story is not enough. You have to prove it. This means you must provide hard-copy evidence to back up your claim. For example, if your credit report shows you haven’t paid a collection, but you’re certain you did, track down a receipt for the payment and send it in with the dispute form. Don’t describe your dispute. Prove your dispute!

What and Why.

A credit dispute form can only be used to either remove incorrect information from your credit report or record the correct information amending the negatives on your credit. Your credit is what it is. Make sure it reads correctly.

You Have to Make the Effort Yourself.

The fault in the credit world affects you. Not the bank, not the dealer, not your neighbor, but you. Often a creditor will say they’ll take the time, effort and money to report the correct information, but it’s not their top priority. Count on yourself.

Mail Your Dispute Form to:


P.O. Box 740256

Atlanta, GA 30374

(800) 685-1111

Experian /TRW

P.O. Box 2002

Allen, TX 74013

(888) 397-3742


P.O. Box 2000

Chester, PA 19022

(800) 916-8800

Below is a copy of the dispute form. Mark Marine gives permission to use it as a template to create your own.

Credit Dispute Form

Name: __________________________________________________

SS#: _____________________________________________________

Spouse: __________________________________________________

SS# ______________________________________________________

Address __________________________________________________

City ___________________________State______ Zip _________

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing all three national credit repositories to dispute the following erroneous information on my credit report:


Please investigate this information and provide me with a written response regarding your findings per section 611 of the FCRA.


_______________________________________ Date ______________

Spouse: ________________________________ Date _______________

For more information give Mark Marine Credit Systems a call at (801) 467-9980, or get a copy of his book, Kick the Dealer … Not The Tires or go online at

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