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  • Consumer Finance or "Buying on Time"

    What are the different types of consumer credit? How much does credit cost? What if I am denied credit? Read this brochure for answers to these questions and more. Also in Spanish/Español (You must have a PDF reader on your computer to open this document. To get Adobe’s PDF Reader, click on the Get Adobe Reader icon to download.) Read More

    By:
    Alabama State Bar
  • Fair Credit Reporting

    How does incorrect information on my credit report affect me? What rights do I have to correctly reported credit information? How can I get my credit report? What can I do if I there is an error on my credit report? This document answers these questions and more. Read More

    By:
    Legal Services Alabama
  • Identity Theft: Immediate Steps to Take

    Are you a victim of identity theft? If you take action quickly, you can stop an identity thief from doing more damage. Check this website for immediate steps to take including placing an initial fraud alert, ordering your credit reports and creating an identity theft report. Also in Spanish/Español Read More

    By:
    U.S. Federal Trade Commission
  • Identity Theft: Information for Military Personnel & Families

    What is identity theft? How do I protect my information? Read this for information on what to do if your identity is stolen, including putting an "active duty alert" on your credit report. (You must have a PDF reader on your computer to open this document. To get Adobe’s PDF Reader, click on the Get Adobe Reader icon to download.) Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Federal Trade Commission
  • Identity Theft: Self-Help Form Letters

    What is identity theft? If someone steals my identity, how can it affect me? What can I do about it? Read this for answers to these questions and form letters to send to creditors, debt collectors and credit bureaus. Read More