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CFO Jimmy Patronis: Experian, Equifax and TransUnion Offer Free Credit Reports for a Year

7/14/2020

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842
 
**Consumer Alert**
CFO Jimmy Patronis: Experian, Equifax and TransUnion Offer Free Credit Reports for a Year

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis is reminding Floridians about a recent announcement that credit reporting agencies Experian, Equifax and TransUnion are now offering free online credit reports to all Americans on a weekly basis through April 2021. The major credit reporting agencies are offering this service for the next year to help individuals and families protect their financial health during the sudden and unprecedented hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “During these extraordinary times it is even more important to consistently monitor and review your credit reports for accuracy and signs of fraudulent activity. The Federal Trade Commission ranks Florida second in fraud and identity theft reports nationwide, costing Floridians an estimated nearly $90 million in fraud last year alone. All Floridians should carefully check their credit reports for errors and incomplete information and report any signs of fraud immediately. Good credit is a vital asset worth protecting to ensure a strong financial future for you and your family."

To obtain your free credit report visit AnnualCreditReport.com and click on “Request your free credit reports”.
 
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About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).