Credit Reports and Credit Access
Know the Law
This section has information about Credit Reports and Credit Access in Oklahoma.
Every person is entitled to a free credit report every 12 months from EACH of the three nationwide credit reporting agencies. Stay on top of fraud or reporting errors by checking your report every 4 months using AnnualCreditReport.com (the official site to help consumers obtain the free annual copy). Make sure yours is correct. Reminder: Specialty reporting agency reports are NOT free.
Credit Reporting Agencies are companies that collect information and provide reports on consumers. Those reports are used to decide whether to provide consumers credit, insurance, or employment, and for other purposes. This list doesn’t cover every company in the industry. It’s a list of companies that have identified themselves as consumer reporting companies or provide consumers access to their consumer reports.
Is your money being sucked into a compound interest sinkhole? If you're not paying off your credit cards every month, that's just what can happen. It depends on the interest rate charged by the credit card company and whether you pay as much as you can, or just the minimum amount due.
In September 2017, Equifax announced a breach that exposed the personal data of approximately 147 million people. Last month, along with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, we announced a global settlement that will provide up to $425 million in monetary relief to consumers.
When you had your 18th birthday, you became an adult by law. This information is to help you understand your rights and responsibilities as an adult.
Identity theft takes place when someone uses your personal information, Without your permission to commit fraud or other illegal activities. Oklahoma has criminal laws that punish those that commit identity theft and civil laws that provide damages and other remedies to victims of identity theft. This document gives a list of the Oklahoma statutes that relate to identity theft.