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They may not. The only way to improve your credit record is to improve the way you manage money over time. Beware of companies that offer quick fixes for a fee. Often, they recommend actions that you can take on your own to fix issues regarding your credit record.
Late payments and reports from collection agencies usually stay on your credit report for 7 years. Bankruptcies stay for 10 years. Tax liens stay for 15 years.
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