A credit report is a means to assess whether someone has attempted to obtain credit in your name. A yearly credit report is also a way you may monitor your file to ensure no errors are on your report. Errors may look like enquiries organisations have made about your credit you can’t explain.
Please note: If you request your credit report, your current contact details will then become available to any lenders, creditors or debt collectors who check your report.
Please note: If a compromise event only just happened, it is recommended that you wait a week before applying for the reports. If you would like help understanding the process or need assistance in obtaining or interpreting your credit report please contact IDCARE.
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When a suppression is put in place it basically ‘freezes’ access to your credit file.view fact sheet