Fact Sheet 6: How Private is My Credit Report

Training Tools
General Material
Published Date
January, 2016

Topics included are: describing what is in a credit report, explaining credit scores, access to credit reports, how individuals can get a copy of their reports, free annual credit reports, dealing with negative information and errors, uses of credit reports for marketing purposes, enforcing rights through lawsuits and government complaints, and describing investigative consumer reports for employment, insurance, and rental housing.

Advocates will find this one-stop guide helpful for its breadth of coverage of issues related to credit and for its focus on privacy aspects generally that are specifically crucial to survivors of domestic violence.