CE: Not all creditors report to Experian me: Uh, no, they were on my report from March 2001 CE: It might be time for them to drop off, accounts only stay on your report for 7 years you know...how old were they? me: Uh, no, these are open and active accounts. At this point she gives up and transfers me to Experian NCAC in Texas NOT the local bureau in NJ (they are pretty much useless because they want everything to be done by mail). The Experian rep comes on and gets my info and then is puzzled because I'm on the East Coast. She checked with her supervisor and found out that she could indeed access my report (normally they refer East Coast people to the "outer bureaus")--but they could only look for one more day. So I told her my problem. During the course of our conversation, she learns that I'm a Jr and Sr is still alive. aha! She senses that I must have a "mixed file" and rather than deleting the variant SSNs and odd addresses, she said she would let me talk to the Special Services dept (about 100 people) who do nothing but handle mixed files. I was on hold for a good 20 minutes and then ran into a big road block. The Special Services lady INSISTED there was no way that she could access my report and that I had not talked to anyone at Experian in TX because they were contractualy prohibited from looking at East Coast reports. I corrected her and said the previous rep could look at my report because I got it via Credit Manager. "Who is the credit manager?" she asked. *blink* "It's your new online service from CreditExpert.com, don't you know that?" I jibe back. She goes and checks with a super and comes back saying again, there's no way she could do anything. I tried calling the CBA people in NJ but they were closed. As a last resort, I called Experian TX back again and "out of 300 poeple in the room" I get the frist lady back! LOL She offered to let me talk to one of her buddies who would fix things for me but he had already left for the day. So, IF this is supposed to by my report as Experian has it, what happens if I were to apply for a card, say Diners Club? They pull Experian and only see these 3 accounts? They get my file and my dad's if they are indeed crosslinked? (None of his accounts are on my report). I'm dreading talking to the regional bureau because they aren't nearly as responsive as Experian TX. At least I haven't paid for anything yet!