Free credit report once per year
In U.S.A. an act is passed by the law. This law is called Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). It was passed in September 2005. It states that every citizen of U.S.A. has the right to have free credit report once a year. Since then, the people of U.S.A. are in chaos. They do not understand whether they have to give their credit card number to the authorities or not. Most of the people do not want to give their credit card number for safety purpose. Some companies are cheating the people as they say that they require peoples credit card number to give the free report for 30 days but the people usually forget this trial and error method for 30 days and the companies take charge of their services. Still there are the companies which are providing free annual credit report like: Equifax, TransUnion and Experian. These companies do not require your credit card number at all. These companies provide their services absolutely free. Hence, it is safe for those who do not want to give their credit card number for one reason or another. These companies have a central website on which you can go and avail the service. They also have a toll free number to which you can call and avail the service. Therefore, your credit card is not required at all.
Do not give your credit card number to any of the company because you can generate the report yourself by using a central website mentioned above. When you open this website, an online form will come on the screen. Fill this online form. If you have made a movement in the last two years, you need to inform the company. Click on the icon (a padlock symbol) coming on the bottom right hand on the screen. The site can ask you questions about your payments, expenditures and budget for protection purpose. Give the answers and generate your report.