https://www.cnbc.com/select/why-you-should-know-your-fico-credit-score-how-often-to-check/ Checking your credit reports for free at http://annualcreditreport.com/ is a good start. But to know the score(s) used by most lenders — the FICO score(s) — consumers must look beyond just their free credit reports or even the Vantage scores offered by the credit bureaus.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/was-my-facebook-data-leaked-what-you-need-to-know-11617751579 More identity theft, more ways for thieves to access credit in another consumer’s name. Consumers can still get free weekly credit reports from https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action for free credit reports.
Consumers have a lot to do to stay financially healthy. One of those priorities includes knowing what the credit bureaus are reporting. http://www.consumerreports.org/credit-scores-reports/why-the-pandemic-may-be-hurting-your-credit-score/
Hard to think of a better way for a consumer to know what credit report companies are saying about them than checking your credit reports frequently. Visit http://annualcreditreport.com/ for free weekly credit reports during the pandemic. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/19/your-money/credit-report-errors.html
https://www.wsj.com/articles/supreme-court-orders-restructuring-of-consumer-financial-protection-bureau-11593441215 The court rejected broader legal arguments that it should strike down the bureau—which was designed to protect consumers from abusive financial-industry practices on products like mortgages, student loans and credit cards—altogether.
https://link.medium.com/zCLWzOure6 Our firm represents ID theft victims to address the credit report fallout. He proposed a bold campaign idea that would put him and his own privacy front and center. His subordinates advised against it, saying it was too risky. But Todd does what Todd intends to do.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHe0bXAIuk0 “The important part of the economy is credit.” So explains Ray Dalio in this informative video “How The Economic Machine Works.” Are your credit reports accurate? Don’t wait until you need more credit to find out. Consumers can obtain their credit reports for free at annualcreditreport.com. Consumers have powerful rights under the federal Fair Credit […]
“That said, the indictment does not detract from the myriad of vulnerabilities and process deficiencies that we saw in Equifax’s systems and response to the hack. A company in the business of collecting and retaining massive amounts of Americans’ sensitive personal information must act with the utmost care – and face any consequences that arise […]
Using the personal data of millions of Americans against their will is certainly alarming. But what’s the difference between the Chinese government stealing all that information and a data broker amassing it legally without user consent and selling it on the open market? Both are predatory practices to invade privacy for insights and strategic leverage. Yes, […]
It would not surprise me if a victim of tax ID theft would also need to deal with credit theft. Consumers can check their credit reports regularly for accounts that do not belong to them. https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2020/02/tax-identity-theft-awareness-week-starts-today?utm_source=govdelivery All this week, the FTC and its partners will host free events to share information about recognizing, avoiding and […]