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Why Is Credit Monitoring Important?
Credit monitoring proactively alerts you to activity from lenders and creditors so that you can act immediately if you think there is an error or that your identity may have been stolen.
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What is Credit Monitoring?
Even though you are entitled to one free credit report every year from each of the three national credit reporting bureaus, you may find that you want more frequent access to your credit history.
The Equifax credit monitoring product will alert you to any changes in the information contained in your credit history, allowing you to act immediately if you suspect an error has been introduced into your credit file or your identity has been stolen. If a new credit account is opened in your name or if a company requests a copy of your credit report, for example, you will be alerted of that activity either through email or text message. You can monitor both your credit report and your credit score if you also sign up for a credit score monitoring product, which triggers alerts when your credit score changes beyond an alert threshold you have established.
How Does Credit Monitoring Work?