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How ‘jamming’ cleans your credit report — temporarily

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The scam called jamming throws a wrench into a beleaguered credit report dispute process, making it harder for the big three credit bureaus to keep up with legitimate disputes

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A scam called jamming is clogging the nation’s financial system, overloading credit reporting agencies with bogus disputes. It’s designed to clean consumers’ credit, and it works — for a while. But in the end, it leaves consumers with emptier pockets and credit that’s no better than before.

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