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BBB advises consumer on handling debt collectors - both legitimate and phony

...debt could also show up on your credit report.Contest errors. If no debt...clear up inaccuracies on your credit report. Write a detailed letter and...and obtain credit. Review your credit report to identify fraudulent activity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-11-24/bbb-advises-consumer-handling-debt-
Kelvin Collins: College students at high risk for identity theft

...be monitoring their child's credit report at a young age so problems don't...financial institution.? Check your credit report at least once a year. Everyone is entitled to a free credit report every 12 months from each of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-14/kelvin-collins-college-stu
Unwed couples should consider these tips when buying a home

...your key financial statements. That includes bank accounts, credit cards, student loans, retirement accounts, credit reports and FICO scores.You'll need to know of any credit blemishes that could prevent you from obtaining the lowest rate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-01-17/unwed-couples-should-consider-these
Check candidate's credit

...statement and certain background information. Then a credit report is obtained, at their expense, which includes background...of that process.Further, that background check and credit report must become a matter of public record so that all voters...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-05-29/check-candidates-credit
South Carolina consumers complained less in 2013

...Additionally, regulators helped consumers get back $54,620 after a credit reporting agency processed inaccurate items on credit reports.Problems with lemon vehicles and new vehicles resulted in the government agency's recovery of $30,000 for wronged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-10/south-carolina-consumers-c
Bank loans to small business on the rise

...confident about extending credit, says Jeff Stibel, CEO of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., which compiles credit reports on small companies. When bickering in Congress shut the government down and put it on the verge of defaulting on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-06/bank-loans-small-business-
Target's fallout from security breach likely will far outpace what TJX faced

...million, including bills associated with fines from credit card companies and services for its customers like free credit report monitoring.But TJX's costs, which Litan estimated at about $275 million, pale in comparison. That included...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-02-26/targets-fallout-security-b
AP-GfK poll: Many Americans are not doing much to change habits in wake of data breaches

...at Target, while only 41 percent have checked their credit reports. And even fewer have changed their online passwords...theft. In that group, 52 percent have checked their credit report, while 41 percent have tried to use more cash. Twenty-eight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-27/ap-gfk-poll-many-americans
Consider these tips going into 2014

...someone offers to "fix" or "clean-up" your credit history, don't believe it. Accurate information on your credit report cannot be removed and anyone who claims that it can is misleading you. By challenging the information in your report...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-27/consider-these-tips-going-
Credit card companies offer free credit scores

...Ulzheimer recommends focusing on your credit report, which list the companies that...outstanding and your payment history.Credit reports are available for free, from...reports. So making sure that your credit report is solid means you'll likely...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-29/credit-card-companies-offe