Starting tomorrow (Wednesday), Alabamians can check their credit reports for free to make sure they are accurate and not dragging down their credit rating.
A law enacted last year by Congress to give consumers free access to their credit reports is being phased in from the West Coast to the East Coast. June First is the starting date for Alabama and the ten other Southern states.
Barbara Evans, executive director of the consumer education group Alabama Watch, says with the huge increase in identity theft, people need to keep a regular check on their credit reports.
A credit report contains information on where a person lives, how the person pays bills, and whether the person has been bankrupt, arrested or sued.
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