Beginning March 1, 2005, all Illinoisans can receive free copies of their credit reports once a year from each of the three national credit reporting agencies.
The annual free reports are available only through the centralized source set up the three credit reporting agencies. If consumers contact the companies directly they will still be charged for their credit reports. To obtain the free reports, consumers can:
- Call 1-877-322-8228;
- Order online at www.annualcreditreport.com; or
- Complete the Annual Credit Report Request Form available at www.ftc.gov/credit, and mail it to:
Annual Credit Reports Request Service
P.O. Box 105281
Atlanta, GA 30348-5281
For more information on Identity Theft, visit http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft/
If you would like someone to come speak to your senior group about preventing senior scams or identity theft, please call the State’s Attorney’s Office Crime Prevention Department at 815-727-8742.