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How do I order my free credit report?

You are entitled to a copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus annually.

Be sure you understand that this free copy does not come with counseling, advisement on how to read it, or a credit score of any kind. It is a key first step to getting a grip on your credit future, but not the last.

You can order your free annual credit report online at annualcreditreport.com, by calling 1-877-322-8228, or by completing the Annual Credit Report Request Form and mailing it to: Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281.

When you order, you need to provide your name, address, Social Security number, and date of birth. To verify your identity, you may need to provide some information that only you would know, like the amount of your monthly mortgage payment.

Be Wary of False Advertising!

There are many sites that offer credit reports. Only one is offering you a free one that does not have strings attached or is offered based on the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).  That one site is annualcreditreport.com.

For more information on free annual credit reports and to view another video about AnnualCreditReport.com visit www.ftc.gov/freereports.

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