If you have a CIFAS marker on your credit record, it can be very difficult to get it removed. CIFAS is a fraud prevention organization that keeps track of individuals who have been involved in fraudulent activity. If you have a CIFAS marker on your credit file, it means that you are considered to be a high-risk individual. This can make it difficult for you to get approved for credit or loans, and can also affect your ability to get a job or rent an apartment. In this blog post, we will discuss how to remove your CIFAS marker from your credit file.
What does CIFAS stand for?
CIFAS is the UK’s leading fraud prevention organisation. They work with organisations and businesses to prevent and detect fraudulent activity. CIFAS members share information on known and suspected fraudsters. This helps organisations to make more informed decisions about who they lend to, employ or provide services to.
How do I know if I have a CIFAS marker on my credit file?
If you have a CIFAS marker on your credit file, it will be listed under the “public information” section. This is where creditors can see if you have any bankruptcies, IVAs or CCJs against your name. If you have a CIFAS marker on your credit file, it will say “CIFAS – Fraud Marker”.
How did I get a CIFAS marker on my credit file?
There are a few ways you could have gotten a CIFAS marker on your credit file. If you’ve been the victim of identity theft, your information may have been used to commit fraud. Or, if you’ve been involved in a previous incident of fraud, your details may have been added to the CIFAS database. In some cases, people have had CIFAS markers added to their credit files mistakenly. If you think this has happened to you, you can contact CIFAS and ask them to investigate.
Can I remove my CIFAS marker from my credit file?
If you have a CIFAS marker on your credit file, it can stay there for up to six years. However, there are some circumstances in which you may be able to have your CIFAS marker removed from your credit file sooner. For example, if you’ve been the victim of identity theft, you can contact CIFAS and ask them to remove the marker from your credit file. Or, if you believe that your CIFAS marker has been added to your credit file mistakenly, you can also contact CIFAS and ask them to investigate.
How do I prevent getting a CIFAS marker on my credit file?
The best way to prevent getting a CIFAS marker on your credit file is to be vigilant about protecting your personal information. Never give your personal details to anyone you don’t know and trust, and always be wary of phishing scams. If you think you may have been a victim of identity theft, you should contact CIFAS immediately.
To find out more about CIFAS markers, contact an expert like Richardson Lissack who has extensive experience of advising individuals how to request the removal of CIFAS markers.