Scammers, identity thieves are using the COVID-19 pandemic to try even harder to make you a victim

Thursday, November 19, 2020

One way to make sure that no one is using your credit without your permission is to check your credit reports on a regular basis. Before the pandemic you could get your credit reports once a year for free at Under the CARES Act you can get your credit reports for free once a week until April, 2021. Look for accounts or other information you do not recognize. You can dispute items with the credit reporting agencies. You can ask for a fraud alert to be put on your report, or you can even freeze your credit.

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