English Library: Credit Reports/Scores

Some of the following Consumer Action publications are available in bulk for non-profit or government agencies to distribute for educational purposes. Further info can be found on the How To Order Publications page.

Freeze Your Credit File

Library: English | Freeze Your Credit FileLeave ID thieves out in the cold

A credit file “security freeze” is a preventive tool to help you avoid identity theft and to block impostors from using your personal information to establish credit. This publication explains how to “freeze” your credit file, which prevents new credit from being established in your name until you temporarily or permanently lift the freeze.

Category: Credit Reports/Scores ID Theft on Oct 12, 2018

 
Security Freeze Backgrounder

Library: English | Security Freeze BackgrounderQuestions and Answers About Placing, Lifting and Removing a Credit Report Security Freeze

This publication answers common questions about how a credit report security freeze can protect you from ID theft, the pros and cons of a security freeze, and how to place, lift and remove a freeze. (It has been updated to reflect changes implemented on Sept. 21, 2018, under new federal law.)

Category: Credit Credit Reports/Scores Fraud/Scams Privacy Rights on Oct 10, 2018

 
Credit Scores in the U.S.

Library: English | Credit Scores in the U.S.A guide for students, immigrants and savvy consumers

Establishing credit and building a good credit score is essential, but it can be challenging for consumers who are new to the process, such as students and immigrants. This publication explains what a credit score is, how it is used, how to find out where you stand and what specific steps you can take to build a credit history or improve your score.

Category: Credit Credit Reports/Scores on Jan 06, 2016

 
Good Credit - Build it and keep it (English)

Library: English | Good Credit - Build it and keep it (English)

A fact sheet that explains what a credit history is, how to get your credit report, how to establish good credit and where to complain if you have a problem.

Category: Credit Credit Reports/Scores Credit Scores Fraud/Scams on Feb 08, 2013

 
Improve Your Credit -  Put Bad Credit Behind You (English)

Library: English | Improve Your Credit -  Put Bad Credit Behind You (English)

An easy-to-read brochure that explains why having good credit is important, your rights if your credit application is rejected, how to check your credit report, how to dispute mistakes on your credit report and how to begin to rebuild good credit.

Category: Credit Credit Fraud Credit Reports/Scores Credit Scores Fraud/Scams on Aug 28, 2012

 
Good Credit -  PowerPoint Training Slides

Library: English | Good Credit -  PowerPoint Training Slides

The Good Credit PowerPoint training file is available for download in the “Download File” section.

Category: Credit Credit Reports/Scores Credit Scores Fraud/Scams on Apr 29, 2011

 
Rebuilding Good Credit - PowerPoint Training Slides (English)

Library: English | Rebuilding Good Credit - PowerPoint Training Slides (English)

The Rebuilding Good Credit PowerPoint training file is available for download in the “Download File” section.

Category: Credit Credit Fraud Credit Reports/Scores Credit Scores Fraud/Scams on Apr 29, 2011

 
Credit & Specialty Reports and Credit Scores - PowerPoint Slides

Library: English | Credit & Specialty Reports and Credit Scores - PowerPoint Slides

The Credit & Specialty Reports and Credit Scores PowerPoint training file is available for download in the “Download File” section. The slides are suitable to show for train-the-trainer sessions or client presentations. Each slide contains teaching notes.

Category: Credit Credit Reports/Scores Credit Scores on Oct 31, 2010

 
 

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