How to See if I'm on ChexSystems

Finding out if you're in Chexsystems

Chexsystems is a system that is used by banks and other financial institutions to verify whether a person has a history of frequent overdrafts or bouncing checks. When a person is reported to Chexsystems, the report generally remains active for 5 years. Chexsystems often prevents people from opening a bank account during the duration of time the report remains active.

Step 1

Call Chexsystems at their toll-free number or visit their official website to order a copy of your Chexsystems report. You can get a free copy of your Chexsystems report once a year.

Step 2

Provide the requested personal information and pay the fee if you are not eligible for a free report.

Step 3

Review your report once it arrives and prepare to dispute any inaccurate information. Chexsystems should mail your report within 5 days of being ordered.

Tip

You can file a dispute if you disagree with a Chexsystems report by filling out a 'Request for Reinvestigation' form by mail.

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