How to Get Your Free Yearly Credit Reports Without Getting Scammed
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Without a doubt you have probably seen many advertisements on TV and online which emphasize the importance of your credit rating. While these advertisements may be a bit of an exaggeration, your credit report is never-the-less important as it details accounts which have been opened in your name. As such, it is a good idea to periodically review your credit report as any suspicious activity could be an indication of identity theft.
On that note, did you know that US law entitles you to free credit report from each of the three major reporting bureaus every year? Here we will walk you through exactly how to get them.
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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) site explains where you can get your free credit reports: AnnualCreditReport.com is the ONLY authorized source for the free annual credit report that’s yours by law.
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