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Did you know you can get free copies of your credit reports from all three reporting agencies every 12 months?

While other services may charge a fee for supposedly “free” access, AnnualCreditReport.com is the only authorized source to...

It's important to act quickly once your identity is stolen.

There are immediate steps you can take to help minimize the damage to your account and credit.

If your identity is stolen, there are three steps you can take to minimize the damage and help bring the identity thief to justice.

Identity theft affects millions of people each year. You can learn how to make protecting yourself from identity thieves part of your daily routine.

Identity theft victims are entitled to a free credit report from each of the 3 credit reporting companies.

Why Order Your Credit Reports How to Order Your Credit Reports Why Order Your Credit Reports

Now that you’ve placed an initial...

When you move into a house or an apartment, you may have to pay for utility services like gas, electricity or water. To get these services, companies often look at your credit history – including your record of paying for utilities at any...

If you know an identity thief tampered with some of your accounts, you may have contacted the related businesses already. After you get your credit reports, read them to see whether other fraudulent transactions or accounts are listed, and then...

Fast action is the best way to limit the damage from identity theft. These sample letters and forms can help you exercise your rights as an identity theft victim, like requesting action from the credit reporting companies and businesses where the...

Take immediate action if an identity thief strikes.

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If you take action quickly, you can stop an identity thief from doing more damage. Follow these three steps as soon as possible:

Place...

A child's Social Security number can be used by identity thieves to apply for government benefits, open bank and credit card accounts, apply for a loan or utility service, or rent a place to live. Check for a credit report to see if your child’s...

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