Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation

 

Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies

 

As a resident of the state of Maryland, you are entitled to a free copy of your consumer credit report once every twelve months. To obtain a copy of your report, contact the reporting agencies listed below. You may also consider visiting Annual Credit Report to obtain all three consumer credit reports. If you are disputing information contained in your credit file, please try to resolve the matter directly with the consumer credit reporting agency. If you are dissatisfied with the results you may file a written complaint with this office for assistance.

 
Trans Union Corporation
Consumer Relations
2 Baldwin Place
Chester, PA 19022
1-800- 916-8800
Fax: 610-546-4606
  Experian/TRW
P.O. Box 2002
Allen, TX 75013
1-888-397-3742
Fax: 972-390-3569
  Equifax 
P.O. Box 105873
Atlanta, GA 30348 
1-800-685-1111
Fax: 770-612-2744
 

You may place either a fraud alert or a security freeze on your consumer credit report by contacting each consumer credit reporting agency and requesting the appropriate action. A fraud alert notifies potential creditors that you might be an identity theft victim and that the consumer credit reporting agency will be contacting you directly for identity and new credit verification before allowing new credit to be opened in your name. You will not be charged for a fraud alert; however, there is a $5 fee for each occurrence of placing, lifting, or removing a security freeze. A security freeze is a restriction with the consumer credit reporting agencies that prohibits the release of your consumer credit report and any other information contained within your consumer credit report without your expressed authorization. Currently, you may place a security freeze by contacting each consumer credit reporting agency by either electronic mail or certified mail. Beginning January 1, 2010 you will be able to place a security freeze by telephone.

 

Credit Reports - It Pays to Check Yours (Courtesy of Maryland Attorney General - Consumer Publications)

 
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