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Beware of Fake Credit Report Sites

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Our credit report is part of who we are. It details our financial history to lenders and mortgage companies, banks, and credit card companies. In order for most people to buy or lease a car, obtain a credit card, or purchase or refinance a home, they must be sure that their credit is as good [...] View the full article: Beware of Fake Credit Report Sites on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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    Jeff
    Replied over 11 years ago
    I would definitely look for some security certificates and seals then do research on the sites before giving anyone your social security number. I’m sure there are some phishing sites that look like the big 3 agencies, but aren’t just like we see with PayPal.
    Zach @ Mid Mo Mortgage
    Replied over 9 years ago
    I’ve found a new scam via Craigslist. These scammers will prey on those looking for jobs by offering lucrative job openings, but then telling them they must apply for a free credit report before pre-qualifying for the position. Of course, the “free” credit report ends up being $30 after a 2-hour trial. Hmp! .-= Zach @ Mid Mo Mortgage´s last blog ..Jan 29 – Market Growth Surging As GDP Reports Forthcoming =-. Reply Report comment
    Zach @ Mid Mo Mortgage
    Replied over 9 years ago
    I’ve found a new scam via Craigslist. These scammers will prey on those looking for jobs by offering lucrative job openings, but then telling them they must apply for a free credit report before pre-qualifying for the position. Of course, the “free” credit report ends up being $30 after a 2-hour trial. Hmp! .-= Zach @ Mid Mo Mortgage´s last blog ..Jan 29 – Market Growth Surging As GDP Reports Forthcoming =-.