Free Government Credit Report

Thomas Morva asked:

The fair credit-reporting act makes it mandatory for the three organizations (Equifax, Trans Union and Experian) to submit a credit report at least once a year to anyone who requests for the same. Typing ?annual credit report? in a search engine, which provides credit reports online and at free of cost, can give access to the appropriate online site.

A free government credit report is also available by phone or by mail and reaches the concerned person within fifteen days of requesting. The government agency that provides free credit reports is located in Atlanta (Georgia) and can be contacted via mail or telephone.

The prerequisites that are required for obtaining a free credit report are ? the person?s name, address, social security number, and date of birth. There are some other ?imposter? credit reporting companies that try to mimic the actual agency?s website by deliberately misspelling it. This is a common tactic used by companies who try to extract money from unsuspecting credit report mongers.

Under the federal law, a person is permitted to obtain a free credit report if a company takes unfavorable action against him, such as rejecting his application for credit, insurance, or employment then the person can demand a free credit report within sixty days of receiving the notice. The notice will give the name, address, and telephone number of the consumer reporting company. A person is also entitled to one free report a year if he is unemployed and plans to search for a job within 60 days if he is on welfare or if his report is inaccurate as a result of swindling, including identity theft.

A credit report can make or break a company or a person because all the financial data and history of the report holder is clearly mentioned in this report. The most important fact to be noted about a credit report is that any negative comment or remark on the report will literally leave an indelible mark on the person?s financial record. This is because a bad credit remark is not removed from a credit report for at least ten years.

Rose

Government Free Credit Reports – You Can Take Advantage of Finances

Hector Milla asked:

Free government credit report is obtainable for every single American citizen with a social security number and any form of borrowing history. Instead of having to pay for it from the reporting bureaus, you can take the advantage of the government free credit reports since the congress passed the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act that gave credit overview access to the credit information.

A soiled credit report can ruin your chances of getting a mortgage, chance of owning a car, student loan, or even a job opportunity. When seeking a loan of any sort, it is important that you first get a report. Having a credit report will allow you to know the state of your credit score and you will be able to determine your chances of getting the loan.

Some people have never shown any concern for identity theft, and therefore never sought to get credit reports. A free and mandated government one will help you do just that. You will be able to monitor regularly your credit status and note any unscrupulous dealings that may have taken place.

Credit reports have been the best-known method to catch identity thieves. It allows you to monitor your credit information and you will be able to report of any disputable item that you witness in your credit files. Obtaining regular credit reports is necessary especially to persons who have been past victims of identity theft or those who think that they are at a high risk of identity theft.

After ordering and receiving the free government credit report many people may not understand the information. There are websites that assist a person to understand the language and codes used in it. Simply type “understanding credit report” on your web browser and you will be able to get the information that you need. You can also get help from friends and relatives who are familiar with the codes and language used in the credit reports.

Since free credit reports are available, everyone should take advantage of them to protect their identity theft.

Daniel