8 Shocking Things That Can Destroy Your Credit Score
Unpaid Parking Ticket
Remember that parking ticket you get a few months ago that you’ve been trying to dispute? It may be easier for you to just go ahead and pay it off because it can really hurt your credit score. Many often don’t realize that their old parking tickets are reporting on their credit bureau report until they apply for credit. As long as they remain unpaid, your credit score will continue to drop. You can fix the situation, however. Often enough, people are able pay their overdue parking tickets and then ask that the public record be removed from their credit report (usually you would pay the city that you owe the fines to and at the same time ask them to remove the record from your credit report). When collections like this are removed from your credit history, your credit score (rating) will usually improve.
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