You can get one free credit report every twelve months from each of the nationwide credit bureaus--Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion--by visiting www.annualcreditreport.com
or calling (877) 322-8228.
You will need to provide certain information to access your report, such as your name, address, Social Security number, and date of birth. You can order one, two, or all three reports at the same time, or you can request these reports at various times throughout the year. The option you choose will depend on the goal of your review. A report generated by one of the three major credit bureaus may not contain all of the information pertaining to your credit history. Therefore, if you want a complete view of your credit record at a particular moment, you should examine your report from each bureau at the same time. However, if you wish to detect errors and monitor changes in your credit profile over time, you may wish to review a single credit report every four months.