Citizens Living Abroad Have Difficulty Getting Credit Reports: BusinessWeek
Living Abroad Have Difficulty Getting Credit Reports: BusinessWeek
BusinessWeek's Sonja Ryst reports
today that U.S. citizens living outside the United States
often have trouble getting the free credit reports they are
legally entitled to. One big reason: the only FTC-approved site
for obtaining free scores, AnnualCreditReport.com,
can only be accessed by U.S.-based computer IP addresses, which
are only available to U.S. government offices and military bases
overseas. Other expatriates can't reach the site.
"Five for the Money" report gives 5 tips for expats
who want to check their credit reports, whether for fear of
identity theft or simply to see how they're doing.
Published 03/31/06 (Modified 05/07/12)