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Fair Credit Reporting Act

The Fair Credit Reporting Act allows you to obtain from each credit reporting agency a disclosure of all the information in your credit file at the time of the request. Full disclosure of information in your file at a credit reporting agency must be obtained directly from such credit reporting agency. For example, full disclosure of information in your file at Experian must be obtained directly from Experian by calling 888-397-3742 or logging on to www.experian.com/consumer. The credit reports provided or requested through the entity on whose site this is posted are not intended to constitute the disclosure of information by a credit reporting agency as required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act or similar laws.

Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act you are entitled to receive an annual free disclosure of your credit report from each of the national credit reporting agencies.

    You are entitled to receive a free copy of your credit report from a credit reporting agency if:

  • You have been denied or were otherwise notified of an adverse action related to credit, insurance, employment, or a government granted license or other government granted benefit within the past sixty (60) days based on information in a credit report provided by such agency.
  • You have been denied house/apartment rental or were required to pay a higher deposit than usually required within the past sixty (60) days based on information in a credit report provided by such agency.
  • You certify in writing that you are unemployed and intend to apply for employment during the sixty (60) day period beginning on the date on which you made such certification.
  • You certify in writing that you are a recipient of public welfare.
  • You certify in writing that you have reason to believe that your file at such credit reporting agency contains inaccurate information due to fraud.
  • In addition, if you reside in the state of Colorado, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New jersey, or Vermont, you are entitled to receive a free copy of your credit report once a year and if you reside in the state of Georgia, you are entitled to receive a free copy of your credit report twice a year. Otherwise, a consumer reporting agency may impose a reasonable charge for providing you with a copy of your credit report.

The Fair Reporting Act provides that you may dispute inaccurate or incomplete information from your credit report. YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PURCHASE YOUR CREDIT REPORT FROM THE ENTITY ON WHOSE SITE THIS IS POSTED IN ORDER TO DISPUTE INACCURATE OR INCOMPLETE INFORMATION IN YOUR REPORT OR TO RECEIVE A COPY OF YOUR REPORT FROM EQUIFAX, EXPERIAN, OR TRANSUNION, THE THREE NATIONAL CREDIT REPORTING AGENCIES, OR FROM ANY OTHER CREDIT REPORTING AGENCY.

You may, on your own, notify a credit bureau in writing that you dispute the accuracy of information in your credit file. The credit bureau must then reinvestigate and modify or remove inaccurate or incomplete information. The credit bureau may not charge any fee for this service. Any pertinent information and copies of all documents that you have concerning an error should be given to the credit bureau.

Experian's National Consumer Assistance Center provides a proprietary consumer disclosure that is different from the consumer credit report provided by the entity on whose site this is posted. The disclosure report must be obtained directly from Experian.

Fraud Alerts are available to any eligible consumers—free of charge—from a national consumer reporting agency.

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