City Launches Consumer Protection Campaigns

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Business

As the holiday season approaches, more people will be using their credit cards. To help consumers stay safe, the City of Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) has launched two consumer protection campaigns to ensure consumers know their rights when it comes to their credit report and ways to avoid becoming victims of fraud. The dual campaign is made up of Know Your Credit Report and Know How to Fix Your Credit Report.

Know Your Credit Report informs consumers:
• About the information that may be contained in their report,
• That they are entitled to a free credit report every 12 months,
• On how to deal with bad credit,
• On activating a fraud alert on accounts.

Know How to Fix Your Credit Report brings awareness to:
• What credit repair companies are required to provide,
• What credit repair cannot do,
• Consumer protection tips,
• Seeking reputable credit counseling assistance,
• Disputing inaccurate information on your credit report.

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