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If a bankruptcy was filed on 02/24/2003 and discharged on 05/28/2003

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If a bankruptcy was filed on 02/24/2003 and discharged on 05/28/2003 - to comply with the FCRA, can this only be reported against the debtor for 7 years from the discharge date or can you report it to their potential employer over 7 years?

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Thank you for your question.

Unfortunately a bankruptcy may be reported on a credit report up to 10 years from discharge. It appears to be a popular misconception that a bankruptcy may only be reported for 7 years. However the reporting period is 10 years.
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