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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.

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

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.

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.)

AnnualCreditReport.com

Click here to get one free credit report from each of the three major agencies per year.

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