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Credit management and identity theft experts recommend that you check your credit report at least once each quarter to ensure that the information contained in the report is accurate and that no new accounts have been fraudulently opened under your name.
You should check your Equifax, Experian and TransUnion credit reports every few months by ordering your free yearly reports from www.annualcreditreport.com and purchasing them online. Subscribing to a credit monitoring service is the best way to keep a close eye on your credit reports.