Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian reports contain:
- Personal information, such as your name, date of birth, name(s) of loan co-applicants, as well as current and past residential addresses, phone numbers and employer names.
- Information about your payment history as submitted by credit card companies, home and auto lenders (and leasing companies), and other creditors.
- How much credit you have and use.
- Information from debt collectors including unpaid medical debt that is greater than 365 days delinquent from date of service, and past-due debt from cable and phone bills.
- Some public information like bankruptcies.
- Inquiries from creditors who have requested your credit reports when you apply for credit.
AnnualCreditReport.com will route you to any of the three companies you select. Before giving you a copy of your report, each company will ask you a few detailed questions to authenticate your identity. These questions are designed to be those only you can answer. They might be questions asking you to verify information about an existing or closed loan. The question could ask you to identify a street address where you have never lived and you would respond that it was not an address where you lived. The purpose of these questions is to protect the security of your information.
If you run into difficulty getting your free Equifax, TransUnion, or Experian annual credit report(s) from AnnualCreditReport.com or its toll-free phone number provided above, try contacting the respective institution(s) directly for help:
- Equifax, (888) 378-4329. For reports in Spanish, choose Option 8 when calling or visit equifax.com.
- TransUnion, (833) 395-6938. For reports in Spanish, choose Option 2 when calling.
- Experian, (888) 397-3742