Stamford, CT - January 28, 2014 - FreeScoresAndMore™, a provider of credit scores, monitoring and identity theft protection, discovered a troubling lack of understanding about credit scores and credit reports in a recent survey of 1000 Americans. The findings of the survey show a general confusion about information that the primary credit bureaus are supposed to share (Experian, TransUnion, Equifax), and what each bureau does with the information it has on file.
"It's incredibly important for consumers to understand all of the information on their credit reports, and to compare the information across reports, based on information from each of the bureaus," said Frank Abagnale, Secure Document and ID Theft Consultant associated with the FBI for over 30 years and best-selling author. "An error or discrepancy in even one of these reports can serve as an early warning that a consumer's identity has been compromised. This is where credit monitoring can be especially valuable, in proactively alerting consumers to changes in their credit information."
The survey was based on a sampling of 1,000 consumers, commissioned by FreeScoresAndMore, and performed by Survey Sampling International.
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FreeScoresAndMore is a provider of 3 bureau credit scores and identity theft protection services. We help consumers nationwide manage and protect their credit and identity by providing a full range of tools and services as part of the FreeScoresAndMore offering. Members can access their 3 bureau credit scores, receive 24/7 credit alerts via 3 bureau credit file monitoring, and also have access to identity theft protection and resolution services. The scores provided with FreeScoresAndMore, as developed by VantageScore Solutions LLC, are designed to help consumers understand their credit. FreeScoresAndMore is endorsed by Frank Abagnale, the author of the book and real-life hero of the movie Catch Me If You Can, who also consults for the company and has been associated with the FBI for over 35 years.
FreeScoresAndMore is a part of Affinion Group, a global leader in the credit information and identity theft protection space. With over 40 years history, Affinion's credit and identity services are trusted by millions of consumers nationwide.
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Does checking my credit scores through FreeScoresAndMore affect my credit rating?
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