Consumers shopping for a car, looking for a job or just getting their financial house in order should check their free annual credit reports. The FTC is offering new videos, in English and Spanish, explaining why, and advising them what to do if a report contains inaccurate information.
During the fall, when people turn back their clocks at the end of daylight savings time, it’s a good time to order a free credit report from one of the three national consumer reporting companies at AnnualCreditReport.com or 1-877-322-8228.
Annualcreditreport.com is the only authorized source for consumers to access their credit reports online for free. For more information, in English and Spanish, read the FTC’s Free Annual Credit Reports.
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