BBB: Pull your free credit report to avoid financial turmoil

By | Feb 5, 2013

BBB: Pull your free credit report to avoid financial turmoilNews from Odessa American: Every year, someone tells me his or her story about identity theft. Too often, these crimes go undetected until immense damage has been done to the victim’s credit. You can protect yourself against identity theft by shredding documents with personal information, creating […]

Pull your free credit report to avoid financial turmoil

By | Jan 23, 2013

Pull your free credit report to avoid financial turmoilNews from Laredo Sun: Free credit reports available once a year from all three reporting agencies Monday, January 21, 2013By: Special to the Laredo Sun LAREDO, Texas – Better Business Bureau wants to make sure consumers don’t hit any unexpected bumps in the road this year, and […]

Text, make calls, get your credit report and more for free

By | Jan 7, 2013

Text, make calls, get your credit report and more for freeNews from ABC15.com (KNXV-TV): Save money by not paying for things that you can get for free. Cell phones are a must have these days, but paying for the services can be a big expense. Lower that monthly bill by talking and texting for free. […]

Free credit report: Any takers?

By | Dec 21, 2012

Free credit report: Any takers?News from HLNtv.com: By Dave Siff updated 1:05 PM EST, Thu December 20, 2012 Having good credit opens a lot of doors. It helps you qualify for a mortgage and other loans and can get you lower interest rates on those loans. It can also make the difference if you’re trying […]

Web Sites Offer Free Credit Monitoring

By | Dec 18, 2012

Web Sites Offer Free Credit MonitoringNews from CNBC.com: Blend Images | The Agency Collection | Getty Images Credit Sesame, a Web site that helps people manage their credit, has begun offering its users free credit monitoring, a service that big credit bureaus offer for a fee. The service, however, monitors information from a single credit […]

CFPB Issues Warning to Businesses About Free Credit Reports

By | Dec 3, 2012

CFPB Issues Warning to Businesses About Free Credit ReportsNews from PFhub: The Fair Credit Reporting Act entitles consumers to an annual free credit report from all reporting companies, not just Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. Hundreds of specialty reporting agencies collect information about medical payments, tenant history, check-writing behaviors, employment history and insurance claims. The companies […]

Specialty credit reporting firms are warned: Give free reports

By | Nov 30, 2012

Specialty credit reporting firms are warned: Give free reportsNews from Los Angeles Times: Tenant screenings typically include credit checks. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images / November 29, 2012) By Jim Puzzanghera November 29, 2012, 10:00 a.m. WASHINGTON — People need to monitor more than just the three largest credit reporting companies, and some specialty firms […]

On ‘free’ credit report sites, know the difference between credit reports and …

By | Nov 25, 2012

On ‘free’ credit report sites, know the difference between credit reports and …News from Boston Globe: Q. My question is about the free credit score ­reports. You said that you can go to AnnualCreditReport.com for a free report. I went to that site, and after reluctantly completing the confidential information, I hit continue. The next […]

How to protect yourself from identity theft (for free)

By | Nov 4, 2012

How to protect yourself from identity theft (for free)News from Fox News: It’s a bad time to be living in South Carolina if you value your privacy. A hacker struck the South Carolina Department of Revenue and stole 3.6 million Social Security numbers and data from 387,000 credit and debit card accounts. The sad part […]

Don’t Get Too Excited About Wells Fargo’s Free Credit Score Offer

By | Oct 22, 2012

Don’t Get Too Excited About Wells Fargo’s Free Credit Score OfferNews from Business Insider: Flickr via prayitno For the next few weeks, Wells Fargo customers can get a free credit score by visiting any bank branch in the U.S. Since credit scores are typically sold by credit reporting agencies separately from reports (which are free once a […]

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