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Credit tradelines are when a creditor issues you credit and reports your credit and payment information to the 3 credit bureaus and records it.

The 3 Credit Bureaus (For FreeCreditScore) As you're probably familiar with, there are 3 credit bureaus that calculate your credit scores. The 3 are: TransUnion Equifax Experian Their credit score calculations differ a bit since the information that they have in each is different


If you want to see your free credit reports from all 3 bureaus, you can do that thru the 3 credit bureaus.

from ConsumerAffairs

Six steps to preventing identity theft of the deceased

Six steps to preventing identity theft of the deceased -- 1) Notify SSA, 2) Contact all 3 credit bureaus, 3) Cancel driver's license, 4) Close all bank accts, 5) Notify insurance companies, 6) cancel all subscriptions/memberships.

from Forbes

The Sweeping Changes That Could Raise Your Credit Score

Under a major overhaul by the credit bureaus announced Monday, unpaid medical bills will be treated differently and errors on your credit report could become easier to fix. The changes, applauded by consumer advocates, come as a result of an agreement between the big three credit bureaus, Experian, Equifax and TransUnion, and New York Attorney General Eric [...]