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CREDIT REPORTING COMPANIES

Information in your credit report can affect your ability to get a job, a mortgage, a loan, a credit card, or insurance. To make sure the information in your report is accurate, contact each company listed below. Request a copy of your credit report in order to check it for mistakes. You are entitled to one free credit report per year from each company. If you request another credit report in the same year, you can be charged for the report, which usually costs around $10.

Equifax
(800) 685-1111
www.equifax.com
Experian
(888) EXPERIAN
www.experian.com
Trans Union
(800) 916-8800
www.transunion.com


OR: AnnualCreditReport.com: You can use this service to request a free copy of Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union credit reports at one time.
(877) 322-8228
www.annualcreditreport.com


For more information, contact:  Federal Trade Commission, (877) FTC-HELP, www.ftc.gov

The above is intended to provide general information only and is not a substitute for thorough and specific advice on an individual case. Depending on the complexity of your legal problem, you may need to consult an attorney for advice or representation.

This was prepared by the staff of Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc. on behalf of low-income clients and was funded by the Legal Services Corporation, Washington, D.C., 20005. Any opinions contained herein are those of the authors and should not be construed as those of the Legal Services Corporation.

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