Request your credit report regularly
You are entitled to one free credit report from each of three major credit bureaus once a year. Consider checking your report every four months.
Review your report for accuracy
Be sure to check things as your personal information and balances, that all accounts listed belong to you, and that any closed accounts are noted as such.
Resolve any errors
If you find inaccuracies, contact the credit bureau to correct them. Continue to monitor your reports regularly, as errors can reappear even after being fixed.
Your credit report can be a valuable source of information on errors or fraudulent activity on your credit history. Checking your free credit reports periodically can help you address any issues quickly and protect your credit score.