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I am sorry to hear about this situation. This is not unusual, but thankfully, there is a way to fix this.
The landlords use credit history checks from the three big companies: TransUnion, Equifax, and Expedian. The good thing is that there is a way to dispute false history on a credit report with EACH of the companies.
Someone in your situation wants to do the following:
1) Order a free credit report from EACH company. See HERE.
2) Go through and mark whatever is NOT yours, but your father's.
3) DISPUTE is with the credit bureau that has the negative item. This can be done ONLINE:
You can often attach proof as needed.
4) The party that put the negative item on the history will have 30 days to refute the dispute. They may not even do so once they realize they have the wrong person. The credit bureau shall then delete the negative item if there is no refute from the creditor, or make a decision if there is a refute.
5) The negative items should then fall off the report.
Note that if this has already been done and did not work, REPLY AND LET ME KNOW and we can discuss next steps to possibly resolve the issue.
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