Free Credit Reports You May Not Know About

Free Credit Reports You May Not Know About

Many of you know you can get free credit reports once a year from Experian, Equifax and Trans Union by going to annualcreditreport.com (or you may call 1.877.322.8228 and use the prompts). But what you may not know is that there are quite a few other credit-related reports you may obtain that relate to your credit standing. These reports may be useful in checking for ID theft or the source of inaccuracies in your credit history. Some of the more useful reports are as follows:

  • 1) Public Records. LexisNexis Personal Reports contain information on public records relating to property you have purchased or sold, criminal history, liens and bankruptcy. You may request a copy of your LexisNexis report by sending a request via www.personalreports.lexisnexis.com or you may call 1.866.312.8102 for information on how request your report.
  • 2) Check Writing History. Banks report bounced checks to three companies. You may get your Chex Systems report by calling 1.800.428.9623 or go to ConsumerDebit.com. You may get your Certegy Check Systems report, by calling 1.866.543.6315 or go to askcertegy.com. For TeleCheck call 1.866.543.6315.
  • 3) Health Care. Call The insurance industry reports health related data to the Medical Information Bureau. To get your report, you may call 1.866.692.6901 For prescription histories call Milliman IntelliScript at 1.877.211.4816 or go to rxhistories.com or call Optum MedPoint at 1.88.206.0335.
  • 4) Insurance Claims. LexisNexis has reports on auto and property loss claims, the Lexis/Nexis Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange (CLUE). There is also a similar report available from Verisk-A-Report, 1.800.627.3487 or go to verisk.com (type “order free report” in the search box).
  • 5) Rental History. CoreLogic has rental histories. Call 1.888.333.2413 or go to chttp://www.corelogic.com/default.aspx.

These companies are subject to the Fair Credit Reporting Act in many respects. Under the FCRA, they are required to give you your report at no charge once a year.

For a complete list of companies that produce speciality reports go to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s website, http://www.consumerfinance.gov/, and then search for “consumer reporting agencies.”

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