Citizens 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. Ryst’s “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.
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