ALTON, Ill. – To help residents connect with free resources to assist with their financial management, state Rep. Monica Bristow, D-Alton, is encouraging residents to access free weekly credit reports online.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has created numerous obstacles that have put financial strain on many families,” said Bristow. “As more people have to make tough financial decisions, it’s important that residents know what resources they have to get a better idea of their financial situation. It’s also important that people be aware of any changes to their credit that could alert them to potential fraud or identity theft.”
Due to the economic strain caused by the outbreak of COVID-19, Bristow is highlighting free weekly credit reports for residents that are uncertain about their financial situation during this crisis. Everyone is now eligible to receive their weekly credit report for free through Equifax, Experian and TransUnion until April 2021. For more information, visit www.AnnualCreditReport.com.
“Although our economy is opening back up, it is important for residents to know where they stand financially, as well as any information that can help them plan for the future,” said Bristow. “I encourage residents to take advantage of this free service to better understand their financial health during the pandemic.”