How do I get in touch with the credit reporting bureaus?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Consumer education expert Linda Sherry discusses how to get in touch with the credit reporting bureaus, including which companies you should contact first.

    Speaker: How do I get in touch with the credit reporting bureaus?

    Linda Sherry: The credit reporting bureaus are another great resource for ID theft victims. They are the companies that actually compile the information about you; they collect it from the companies that you have credit with and they compile information about you. These three major companies are Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. Their websites or the same is their names, dotcoms. They also have special phone numbers for fraud, where you should call once you know you are victim of fraud.

    These three companies -- when you are victim of fraud you can just call one of these three companies and they are by law required to share that information with the other two.