Credit Report – Active Duty Alert
While you are deployed, it is important to make sure your valuables are secured. One important valuable to keep safe is your credit score. A good credit score takes a while to build, but it can be quickly ruined by someone taking advantage of you. You can place an active-duty alert on your credit report that requires creditors to verify your identity before granting credit in your name. You may even have the option of providing a family member’s or trusted friend’s telephone number for the credit agency to call when any application for credit is submitted in your name.
To place or remove an active-duty alert, contact each of the three credit reporting agencies:
For more information on active-duty alerts, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s information website.
Personal Finance for Military Families
While our Troops carry out their difficult and dangerous missions, we know that they and their families are not immune to the financial turmoil that is impacting every household in America. Times are tough, and it is harder than ever to make ends meet, yet alone save money for future expenses such as college and retirement. This helpful guide can provide valuable tips and guidance.