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Old 03-27-2009, 08:03 PM   #1
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How do you get a free credit report?

I have been trying to get access to a site which offers a free credit report as suggested as a way to save $ on insurance etc but have had a whale of a time finding the site which provides your credit scores for no charge. All the sites that say they offer a "free" credit report seem to actually charge for the service.

Does anyone have the specific site(s) to access your credit scores where there is no charge for the service?
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:07 PM   #2
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Freecreditreport.com* offers just what it says - a free report of what is on your record. To my knowledge, no one will give you a free credit score.

* Waltwill8 is correct. The official FTC website address is AnnualCreditReport.com
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Freecreditreport.com is a private company that tries to sell you a monitoring service (thus paying for the annoying commercials).

The official one is this: https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/index.jsp

If you space the 3 credit bureaus 4 months apart, you can get 3 reports a year for nothing.
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Freecreditreport.com offers just what it says - a free report of what is on your record. To my knowledge, no one will give you a free credit score.
Actually, you can get a free credit score. All you have to do is apply for a HELOC. When I applied with PENFED last year for one they sent letters to us giving the credit score (DW was higher than mine). I assume this is a common practice for these types of loans.
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...But wouldn't applying for a loan bring the score down? And what does this have to do with "Health and ER"?
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...But wouldn't applying for a loan bring the score down? And what does this have to do with "Health and ER"?
But after a couple of on time payments it goes back up.

Frustration in not getting a free credit score causes stress; guess that is unhealthy.
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