In 2005 the government put into place a new law that mandates that all of its citizens be able to gain access to each one of their credit reports from all three major credit bureaus at least once a year for free. After this law was put into place the demand for credit reports has shot through the roof with all sorts of companies coming out of the woodwork in an effort to satisfy such a demand. The problem with the vast majority of these companies is that they cannot truly offer you a free credit report without you signing up for another one of their products first. This has created a ton of confusion for consumers who have heard about the new government mandate and subsequently went looking for a place to access their credit reports for free.
The good news is that there is an alternative website that can offer you access to your credit reports without the need to sign up for a free trial and without the need to submit any of your credit card information. This website is located at AnnualCreditReport.com, and it is the only website that is fully endorsed by the government to provide people with access to their credit reports once a year for free. This website will not ask for your credit card information and it will not require that you sign up for some free trial to gain access to your reports, and as long as you haven’t already exhausted your once a year entitlement then you should have no trouble going to this website to look at your credit reports for free. Don’t become another victim of one of the many credit report companies that require you to buy something just to get access to your reports as these companies are simply taking advantage of people’s lack of understanding of the government mandate.