Curing a situation like the current COVID-19 crisis, it is easy to overlook your credit with so many other things on your mind. However, please keep in mind that a crisis is a prime opportunity for scammers and identity thieves to prey on unsuspecting victims. There has been an increase in scams, including fake websites, communications disguised as being from government agencies and fake job postings.
Therefore, you should be vigilant and take precautions not to fall for these tricks. One of your best defenses is to keep track of your credit report to ensure you catch any unauthorized activity right away. You might not think you need great credit right now. But, you don’t want a small mistake now to haunt you later when you go to make a big purchase like a house or car.
Fortunately, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion are not offering free weekly online reports through April 2021. To access, visit www.AnnualCreditReport.com. If you have questions, feel free to email or contact me. We are happy to help.
Katyna Bunn, Team Lead