On Tuesday, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis offered a reminder for Floridians about a recent announcement that credit reporting agencies Experian, Equifax and TransUnion are now offering free online credit reports to all Americans on a weekly basis through April 2021.
The major credit reporting agencies are offering this service for the next year to help individuals and families protect their financial health during the sudden and unprecedented hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“During these extraordinary times, it is even more important to consistently monitor and review your credit reports for accuracy and signs of fraudulent activity. The Federal Trade Commission ranks Florida second in fraud and identity theft reports nationwide, costing Floridians an estimated nearly $90 million in fraud last year alone. All Floridians should carefully check their credit reports for errors and incomplete information and report any signs of fraud immediately. Good credit is a vital asset worth protecting to ensure a strong financial future for you and your family,” Patronis said on Tuesday.
To obtain a free credit report visit AnnualCreditReport.com and click on “Request your free credit reports”.
Last week, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody urged Floridians to take advantage of the free weekly access to credit reports currently being offered by the three national credit reporting agencies.