Monitor your score.
Protecting and monitoring your credit score is important!
From time to time, the financial institutions with whom you do business (credit cards, mortgage lenders, department stores) will check your credit score. But who else is looking? Has someone applied for credit in your name? Has someone else’s late payments been erroneously applied to your credit score?
You have a right to check your credit report - absolutely free - every 12 months with each of the three major credit reporting companies: Equifax, TransUnion and Experian.
Requesting a report is easy, and you can do it in one of three ways:
By Phone: 1-877-322-8228
By Mail: Download and complete the Annual Credit Report Request Form, fill it out, and mail it to: Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA, 30348-5281
You can get all three reports at once, or you can order a different one every 4 months - allowing you to monitor your credit score three times a year at no charge.
If you have questions or need assistance call us at 800.991.9219.