Originally posted by @Peter Tirado :
I agree with others the inquiries stay on your report for 2 yrs and they don't have a high impact on your score.
Something you can try, which I did and had a few removed. I checked my report from the annual credit report site and disputed a few because I had like 4 in one day due to shopping for a car so I explained to the bureaus that for that day it should count as one inquiry and they removed 3 and left one for that day. I don't know if you have multiple inquiries for the same day or close to the same day that you can give it a try.
They were willing to do that because you didn't actually accomplish anything.
The inquiries were *already* being counted as one for FICO scoring purposes.
> Research has indicated that FICO Scores are more predictive when they treat loans that commonly involve rate-shopping, such as mortgage, auto and student loans, in a different way. For these types of loans, FICO Scores ignore inquiries made in the 30 days prior to scoring. So, if you find a loan within 30 days, the inquiries won't affect your scores while you're rate shopping. In addition, FICO Scores look on your credit report for rate-shopping inquiries older than 30 days. If your FICO Scores find some, your scores will consider inquiries that fall in a typical shopping period as just one inquiry.
There is generally no point in disputing inquiries, employment info, or addresses. Creditors do not expect any of those to be accurate. My personal credit report says I live in Poland. Your credit report can say that you're a crack dealer that lives in Antarctica with 20 credit inquiries, and I can still loan you a million dollars at a very appealing rate. If there's something worth your time, your lender who looks at credit reports all day will let you know.