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Yingling encourages residents to take advantage of free credit reports

ROUND LAKE BEACH – With the COVID-19 pandemic causing financial strain for many families, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is promoting new resources that help residents gain free access to their credit reports.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to negatively impact our economy and our residents, finding ways to ease the financial burden is essential,” Yingling said in a news release. “As we continue to fight this pandemic and restore our economy, I highly encourage residents to take advantage of this new opportunity to access their financial information and history in order to make well-informed financial decisions.”

Yingling is encouraging residents to take advantage of a free resource that enables residents to access a weekly credit report from Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. These credit reports can affect mortgage rates and credit card approvals and can help residents detect early signs of identity theft and other types of fraud.

The service will be available until April 2021.

For information, visit www.AnnualCreditReport.com.

“As we continue to create and find more ways to aid families during these tumultuous times, I recommend residents take advantage of the resources they have available to them,” Yingling said.

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