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Credit Bureau Contact Information

A credit bureau gathers information about how consumers use credit. In other words, they collect information from as many consumer financial transactions or inquiries as they can. They then sell access to that combined information to anyone who has a legally-recognized reason (permissible purpose).


Here is the main address and telephone number for each of the three major credit bureaus:
    Equifax
    Website : Equifax
    P.O. Box 740241
    Atlanta, GA 30374
    1-800-685-1111

    Experian
    Website : Experian
    P.O. Box 2002
    Allen, TX 75013
    1 888 397 3742

    Trans Union
    Website : Trans Union
    P.O. Box 1000
    Chester, PA 19022
    1-800-888-4213




Free ways to get your credit report

  • Don't forget your once a year free report: Annualcreditreport.com
  • Some states have laws requiring the bureaus to provide more than one free credit report per year. To find out if your state requires this and more details about the cost of ordering your report, see our article on state credit report costs.
  • If you are turned down for credit, employment, or insurance within the last 60 days. Take the written proof of your turn down and mail it to the credit bureaus, requesting your free report.
  • If you were charged higher rates and fees or deposits based on a credit report issued by a credit bureau, you have the right to get a free copy from that bureau
  • If you certify in writing that either you are unemployed and plan to seek employment in the next 60 days
  • If you are on welfare
  • If you write to say you were a victim of fraud

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