Coronavirus has added a great deal of stress to many Americans. We’re not only worrying about health, but also our financial stability. On top of that, scammers are out in larger numbers than we’ve ever seen. From text message scams to unemployment fraud, thieves are looking to take advantage of the vulnerabilities of others. Due to the circumstances, the three major credit bureaus (Experian, TransUnion and Equifax) are providing Americans with free weekly credit reports during COVID.
Access to free weekly credit reports was set to expire but has recently been extended through April 20, 2022. If you’re looking to take advantage of this promotion, visit AnnualCreditReport.com.
Reviewing your credit report is one of the best ways to detect if someone has tried to (or succeeded in) fraudulently opening lines of credit under your name. You should carefully read through each line item to ensure that there are no errors or unknown transactions.
Take advantage of your access to these free weekly credit reports during COVID in order to stay on top of things.
Learn more about how to protect yourself during the Coronavirus pandemic:
- COVID Small Business Scams
- Avoiding Social Media Scams
- Identity Theft Awareness Week 2021
- Questions About Unemployment Fraud