- 1 How to Get a Free Credit Report From TransUnion
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How to Get a Free Credit Report From TransUnion
The Fair Credit Reporting Act allows eligible consumers to receive a free copy of their credit report. A free credit report can be requested from TransUnion if a consumer has been denied credit in the last six months due to a negative report from TransUnion. Consumers who are unemployed or receiving public assistance may also request a free report once every twelve months from TransUnion. Residents of Colorado, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and Vermont may receive a free credit report from TransUnion at least once a year regardless of circumstances.
Visit TransUnion.com to access the request form available to download and print.
Complete Step One of the form with the required information including your full name, Social Security number and date of birth, as well as your current mailing address and previous address if you have moved in the last two years.
Check the appropriate box in Step Two for the situation that applies to you. If you are requesting a credit report based on unemployment or receipt of welfare, provide specific contact information.
Input the cost of your credit report in the field provided. Enter zero if you qualify for a free report based on circumstances. A credit score is not included in the free report but can be added for an additional fee.
Indicate if you require a credit report in a different format, such as Braille, large print or audio, by checking the appropriate box.
Sign and date the form. Attach proof of address, as well as the credit denial letter if applicable or a police report if fraud is suspected.
Mail the completed form and supporting documents to TransUnion at the address listed on the form. Check your mail to receive your free credit report from TransUnion.
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A credit card is required to start your free 30-day trial membership вЂ in Experian IdentityWorks Premium SM . You may cancel your trial membership at any time within 30 days without charge. If you decide not to cancel, your membership will continue and you will be billed $19.99 for each month that you continue your membership. You may easily cancel your trial membership online anytime within the trial period without charge.
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FICO ® Scores are developed by Fair Isaac Corporation. The FICO Score provided by ConsumerInfo.com, Inc., also referred to as Experian Consumer Services ("ECS"), in Experian CreditWorks SM , Credit Tracker SM and/or your free Experian membership (as applicable) is based on FICO Score 8, unless otherwise noted. Many but not all lenders use FICO Score 8.
In addition to the FICO Score 8, ECS may offer and provide other base or industry-specific FICO Scores (such as FICO Auto Scores and FICO Bankcard Scores). The other FICO Scores made available are calculated from versions of the base and industry-specific FICO Score models. There are many different credit scoring models that can give a different assessment of your credit rating and relative risk (risk of default) for the same credit report. Your lender or insurer may use a different FICO Score than FICO Score 8 or such other base or industry-specific FICO Score, or another type of credit score altogether. Just remember that your credit rating is often the same even if the number is not.
For some consumers, however, the credit rating of FICO Score 8 (or other FICO Score) could vary from the score used by your lender. The statements that "90% of top lenders use FICO Scores" and "FICO Scores are used in 90% of credit decisions" are based on a third-party study of all versions of FICO Scores sold to lenders, including but not limited to scores based on FICO Score 8. Base FICO Scores (including the FICO Score 8) range from 300 to 850. Industry-specific FICO Scores range from 250-900. Higher scores represent a greater likelihood that you'll pay back your debts so you are viewed as being a lower credit risk to lenders. A lower FICO Score indicates to lenders that you may be a higher credit risk.
There are three different major credit reporting agencies вЂ” the Experian credit bureau, TransUnion В® and Equifax В® вЂ” that maintain a record of your credit history known as your credit report. Your FICO Score is based on the information in your credit report at the time it is requested. Your credit report information can vary from agency to agency because some lenders report your credit history to only one or two of the agencies. So your FICO Score can vary if the information they have on file for you is different. Since the information in your report can change over time, your FICO Score may also change.
Summary Description of Benefits for the Experian Identity Theft Coverage
This Summary Description of Benefits (the "Summary") is provided to inform you that as a member of Experian CreditWorks SM you are entitled benefits under the Master Policy referenced below. This Summary does not state all the terms, conditions, and exclusions of the Master Policy. Your benefits will be subject to all of the terms, conditions, and exclusions of the Master Policy, even if they are not mentioned in this Summary. A complete copy of the Master Policy will be provided upon request.
The Master Policy of Fraud Safeguard Coverage for New York Insureds and the Master Policy of Personal Internet Identity Coverage for non-New York Insureds (collectively, the "Master Policy") have been issued to ConsumerInfo.com, Inc. (the "Master Policyholder"), under Policy Numbers: 1423382 and 7077868, respectively underwritten by insurance company subsidiaries or affiliates of American International Group, Inc. (hereinafter "AIG") to provide benefits as described in this Summary.
Should you have any questions regarding the Membership Program provided by the Master Policyholder, or wish to view a complete copy of the Master Policy, please call the Experian Customer Care Hotline at 1-866-960-6943.
To report a Stolen Identity Event, please call the Experian CreditWorks в„ Customer Care Team at 1-866-960-6943 to be transferred to the Master PolicyholderВґs Fraud Resolution Unit.
If you have any questions regarding the identity theft insurance coverage or wish to file a claim under the Master Policy, please contact the Insurer at 1-866-IDHelp2 (1-866-434-3572).
If the Master Policy is terminated, your benefits will cease effective the date of such termination. It is the obligation of the Master Policyholder to inform you of any termination of the Master Policy.
- We shall pay you for the following in the event of a Stolen Identity Event:
- Costs incurred by you for re-filing applications for loans, grants, other credit or debt instruments that are rejected solely because the lender received from any source incorrect information as a result of a Stolen Identity Event;
- Costs for notarizing affidavits or other similar documents, long distance telephone calls, and postage reasonably incurred as a result of your efforts to report a stolen identity event or amend or rectify records as to your true name or identity as a result of a stolen identity event; and
- Costs incurred by you for a maximum of six (6) credit reports from an entity approved by us. The first credit report may not be requested until after the discovery of a stolen identity event;
- Costs incurred by you for ordering medical records for the purpose of amending and/or rectifying these documents as a result of a stolen identity event
- Costs approved by us, for providing periodic reports on changes to, and inquiries about the information contained in the insuredВґs credit reports or public databases (including, but not limited to credit monitoring services);
- Costs incurred by you for travel within the United States incurred as a result of the insuredВґs efforts to amend or rectify records as to the insuredВґs true name and identity; and
- Costs incurred by you for elder care or child care incurred as a result of the insuredВґs efforts to amend or rectify records as to the insuredВґs true name or identity.
- Costs incurred by you for the replacement of identification cards, drivers licenses and passports as a result of a stolen identity event
Actual lost wages that would have been earned in the United States, its territories or possessions, whether partial or whole days, for time reasonably and necessarily taken off work and away from your work premises solely as a result of your efforts to amend or rectify records as to your true name or identity as a result of a Stolen Identity Event. Actual lost wages includes remuneration for vacation days, discretionary days, floating holidays, and paid personal days.
Lost wage reimbursement excludes business interruption or future earning of a self-employed professional. Computation of lost wages for self-employed professionals must be supported by and will be based on prior year tax returns.
Coverage is limited to wages lost within twelve (12) months after your discovery of a Stolen Identity Event.
Investigative Agency or Private Investigator Costs
Costs associated with the use of any investigative agency or private investigator engaged to amend or rectify records as to your true name or identity as a result of a Stolen Identity Event. We reserve the right to select such investigative agency or private investigator; however, with our express prior written consent, you may select such investigative agency or private investigator.
Legal defense fees and expenses
Costs for reasonable fees for an attorney appointed by us and related court fees, incurred by you with our consent, for:
- Any legal action brought against you by a creditor or collection agency or entity acting on behalf of a creditor for non-payment of goods or services or default on a loan as a result of a Stolen Identity Event; and
- Removing any civil judgment wrongfully entered against you as a result of the Stolen Identity Event.
- Criminal defense for charges brought against you as a result of a Stolen Identity Event. However, we will only pay for this after it has been established by acquittal or dropping of charges because you were not in fact the perpetrator.
- Challenging the accuracy or completeness of any information in your medical history as a result of a medical identity theft. It is further agreed that solely with respect to subparagraph (d) you, with our express prior written consent, may select such attorney.
- Challenging the accuracy or completeness of any information in your tax history as a result of a stolen identity event. It is further agreed that solely with respect to subparagraph (d) you, with our express prior written consent, may select such attorney.
A Stolen Identity Event means the fraudulent use of your name, address, Social Security number, bank or credit card account number or other personally identifying information or other method of identifying you. This includes, but is not limited to, the fraudulent use of your personal identity to establish credit accounts, secure loans, enter into contracts or commit crimes. Stolen identity event shall include Medical identity theft. Medical Identity Theft means the theft of the insuredВґs personal or health insurance information to obtain medical treatment, pharmaceutical services or medical insurance coverage. Medical identity theft also means the theft of the insuredВґs personal or health insurance information to submit false claims for medical services or goods. A Stolen Identity Event does not include the theft or unauthorized or illegal use of y our business name, d/b/a or any other method of identifying your business activity.
We shall pay you for the following in the event of an Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer:
The principal amount, exclusive of interest, incurred by you and caused by an Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer first occurring during the policy period. However, such principal amount shall not include any amount for which you did not seek reimbursement from the financial institution which issued the access device and holds the account from which funds were stolen, and for which you have not received reimbursement from any other source.
An Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer (UEFT) is an electronic fund transfer from your Account initiated by a person other than you without the actual authority to initiate such transfer and from which you receive no benefit. An Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer (UEFT) does not include an electronic fund transfer initiated: 1) by a person who was furnished the access device to your account by you, unless you have notified the financial institution that transfers by such person are no longer authorized; 2) with fraudulent intent by you or any person acting in concert with you; 3) by the financial institution of its employee; or 4) from any business or commercial account.
Account means a cash, credit card, demand deposit (checking), savings or money market account of yours held directly or indirectly by a financial institution and established primarily for personal, family or household purposes.
Subject to the Master Policy's terms, conditions and exclusions, the Master Policy provides benefits to you only if: (1) you report a Stolen Identity Event or an Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer to the Master Policyholder at the contact number stated above as soon as you become aware of a Stolen Identity Event or a Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer, but in no event later than ninety (90) days after the Stolen Identity Event or Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer is discovered; and (2) you follow the instructions given to you by the Fraud Resolution Unit. These instructions will include notifying major credit bureaus, the Federal Trade Commission's Identity Theft Hotline and appropriate law enforcement authorities. You will also be provided with a claim form and instructed how to file for benefits under the policy if the Stolen Identity Event or Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer results in losses covered under the policy.
You will only be covered for a Stolen Identity Event if a Stolen Identity Event is first discovered while you are a member of the Master Policyholder's insured program and is reported to us within ninety (90) days of such discovery.
You will only be covered for an Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer if an Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer first occurs while you are a member of the Master Policyholder's insured program and is reported to us within ninety (90) days of such discovery.
You will not be covered if the Stolen Identity Event or Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer first occurs after termination of the master policy or termination of your membership in the Master Policyholder's program.
The most we shall pay you cannot exceed the Aggregate Limit of Insurance above. Legal fees and private investigator fees are subject to prior approval. All Legal Costs shall be part of and subject to the Aggregate Limit of Insurance. LEGAL COSTS ARE PART OF, AND NOT IN ADDITION TO, THE LIMIT OF INSURANCE.
The Lost Wages, Travel Expense, and Elder Care/Spousal Care/Child Care Limits of Insurance shown above are sublimits of the Aggregate Limit of Insurance and the most we shall pay you for lost wages, travel expense, and elder care/spousal care/child care.
We shall be excess over any other insurance, including, without limitation, homeownerВґs or renterВґs insurance. If you have other insurance that applies to a loss under this policy, the other insurance shall pay first. This policy applies to the amount of loss that is in excess of the Limit of Insurance of your other insurance and the total of all your deductibles and self-insured amounts under all such other insurance. In no event shall we pay more than our Limits of Insurance as shown above.
If you are enrolled in more than one Membership Program insured by us, or any of our affiliates, we will reimburse you under each membership program:
- subject to the applicable deductibles and Limits of Insurance of each insured Membership Program
- but in no event shall the total amount reimbursed to you under all Membership Programs exceed the actual amount of loss.