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One Side Effect of the Virus: Free Credit Reports Each Week

That’s an improvement over the normal once-a-year limit. While it won’t fix potential credit woes, it can be a helpful tool to stay on top of your finances.

By Ann Carrns, The New York Times, May 15, 2020

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You can now get free copies of your credit report from the three big credit bureaus each week....

Federal coronavirus aid programs granted temporary payment relief for people with federally backed mortgages and some types of federal student loans. The programs included safeguards so that accepting help during the crisis, like postponed or temporarily reduced payments, wouldn’t mar your credit profile. With millions of people seeking help, and lenders responding on the fly, errors are bound to happen....

Visit annualcreditreport.com, the website run by the credit bureaus for providing free reports. You can get reports from all three bureaus every seven days through next April. You’ll need to enter your name, date of birth and Social Security number, and answer several security questions. Some may ask about information that may be several years old, so it helps to have financial records handy....


Wendy (cross-posted on METAR Board)
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