Free Credit Report
On Dec. 1, 2004, the three nationwide consumer reporting companies -- Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion -- began processing consumers' requests for free annual credit reports at http://www.annualcreditreport.com. The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACT Act) amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and requires the nationwide credit bureaus to provide consumers, upon request, a free copy of their credit report once every 12 months.
For more information, you can review this FTC issued consumer education FAQ, "Your Access to Free Credit Reports," which is available at:
For more information from the FTC on this subject, go to: