Check Your Credit Report Now.

You should obtain a credit report once or twice a year. Credit reports are available from:

      Equifax (1-800-378-2732)
      TransUnion (1-800-916-8800)
      Experian (1-800-422-4879)

If you find anything strange in your report, tell the credit bureau and bring it to the attention of the creditor. If you live in Maryland, you can obtain a free credit report annually, but even if you have to pay, it’s usually under $10 — a small price to pay for peace of mind.

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