To help prevent identity theft and ensure your ability to receive favorable loan interest rates, housing, and a job, you should get your free credit report. This brochure tells you how to obtain your three free credit reports each year from the three credit report companies, TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian. It recommends that you get one credit report from a different company every four months.
More information is available in this brochure published by Legal Aid: Get Your Free Credit Report
Here is the form to send in to the Annual Credit Report Request Service to receive your free report: Credit Report Application Form