Last Updated on September 17, 2022
You’ve probably heard of e-Oscar, the new system to bypass the credit bureaus’ consumer dispute process. If you’ve heard of e-Oscar and wondered how to trick it, keep reading. Here are a few e-Oscar scams and tricks you should avoid:
e-Oscar is a way to cut the work the credit bureaus consumer dispute process
The number of disputed transactions is growing, according to a recent Mercator Advisory Group report. This means that data furnishers must manage ever-increasing volumes while keeping a human touch. Managing automated credit disputes is already manpower intensive, redundant, and high-volume, so adding even more case volumes is unlikely to reduce human errors and burnout.
A credit bureau receives the letter and an employee categorizes the issue by assigning an e-OSCAR code. An employee will enter basic information on the consumer and the creditor and provide one or two lines of explanation. Initially, consumers had difficulty uploading supporting documentation to e-OSCAR. The Bureau asked the credit bureaus to make the process more efficient, so e-OSCAR was modified to offer more ways to transmit information.
The e-OSCAR system was designed to streamline the process for consumers. It allows a Data Furnisher to create a consumer dispute and then automatically forward it to one or more Credit Reporting Agencies (CRAs). The e-OSCAR system converts a consumer’s dispute into a two-digit code and routes it to the CRAs for processing. The process is intended to be a correction and not a replacement for in-cycle reporting.
The e-OSCAR system is currently being used by the three major credit bureaus to respond to disputes regarding credit reports. It supports Automated Credit Dispute Verification (ACDV) and collects data from data furnishers. Disputes require tracking, handling, and recording the process to resolve them. The e-OSCAR system allows the consumer to initiate the dispute process online.
The credit bureaus’ current dispute system is full of ambiguous acronyms that can make it difficult to understand. Using 2-digit codes for complex issues is an unacceptable oversimplification. In addition, more than 40% of all disputes are logged into a generic “catch-all” category with no comments field. This leaves consumers frustrated and unable to resolve the issue.
Traditional dispute management processes involve various departments and a fragmented workflow process. This fragmented workflow process prevents seamless inter-team collaboration and delays the resolution process. By centralizing disputes, you can manage all related documentation across channels, such as company websites, emails, verbal, and e-OSCAR. This system also helps reduce the costs and time spent handling manual disputes.
The e-Oscar system is designed to make the dispute process easier and quicker for consumers. It handles the entire process automatically, even calling credit card companies and creditors to verify consumer disputes. To make matters worse, the website misidentifies the companies that furnish consumer information. And since TransUnion reduces all disputes to a 2 character code, it never sends supporting documentation to the information furnisher. So how do you trick the system?
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