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This video shows what happens when one person gets a free credit report from AnnualCreditReport.com and someone else gets a “free” credit score from a TV ad.

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The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires each of the nationwide credit reporting companies — Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion — to provide you with a free copy of...

During the past few years, consumers have complained to the Federal Trade Commission about debt collection more than just about any other single topic. It’s no surprise, then, that when we asked legal services attorneys and non-profits across the...

When it’s award season in Hollywood, being #1 is what it’s all about. But in other settings, there’s nothing admirable about coming in first. For the thirteenth consecutive year, identity theft is at the top of the FTC’s list of consumer...

The FTC recently completed its fifth national study on the accuracy and completeness of consumer credit reports. A credit report includes information on where you live, how you pay your bills, and whether you’ve been sued, or have filed for...

You’ve applied for a job. You sent a letter, made a phone call, submitted your resume. Perhaps you’ve had an interview. Did you know that when you apply for a job, an employer may ask your permission to do a background check before hiring you?...

This video shows what happens when someone learns the hard way why she should care about her identity.

Have you ever found unexpected withdrawals on your bank statement — or a strange new account on your credit report? You could be a victim of identity theft. Keep an eye out for unexpected activity on your financial records, medical bills or IRS...

Identity theft can be scary, but knowing what to do can help put you in control. To learn more about dealing with identity theft, check out ftc.gov/idtheft.

Your credit report affects your ability to get a loan or job, and could help you avoid identity theft.  You can get a truly free credit report from AnnualCreditReport.com.

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