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Credit Score - Free - How??

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Dec 29, 2005
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Credit Score - Free - How??

Is there any way for consumers to get a free credit score of themselves?
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Deal Guru
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Many credit cards offer a credit monitoring service that is free for 30 days. Within this time period you can request copies of your credit report/credit score and then cancel before the time period is up. You can also go through Equifax for the same sort of thing:
https://www.econsumer.equifax.ca/trial_en.html

Just remember to cancel and read the fine print.
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May 13, 2012
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Early this year I went to my bank branch (I bank with TD) to meet a customer service rep. He had my account open on his computer when I asked him about my credit socre and he provided it to me. Apparently the bank gets fairly regular updates on the credit scores of the customers. However, I've no idea if all customer reps would be willing to provide the scores.
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cjottawa wrote:
Sep 10th, 2013 9:17 am
A bit of misinformation to correct here: in the USA, you are entitled to one free report once a year.

In Canada, you can request your free consumer disclosure as many times as you like, without limit, from Canada's two credit reporting agencies. Said reports, as vuhoang123 indicated, don't contain scores.

The easiest way to obtain your free consumer disclosure in Canada is to call the automated toll-free numbers for the reporting agencies and follow the prompts. They'll mail the reports to you at the address on your report, usually within two weeks, though it can take over a month.

TransUnion (800) 663-9980
Equifax (800) 465-7166

Another thread on this topic: http://forums.redflagdeals.com/any-one- ... st16604777
Also, for Equifax, there is an option to fax a request for the consumer disclosure.
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I just ordered my 2nd free Credit Score/Report from Equifax

(Last one I did November 22, 2012)
Newbie
May 9, 2013
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How did you get SCORE for free? On their website it says CAD 23.95 for the score. YES, I know we can get the REPORT for free.

Cheers!
coleworld wrote:
Sep 10th, 2013 10:44 pm
I just ordered my 2nd free Credit Score/Report from Equifax

(Last one I did November 22, 2012)
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Sign up for Equifax's free trial. Get report and score and cancel the next day.

I was curious how this worked and did it last month without any issues.
www.mortgagecalculatortoolkit.com (cut and paste it)

Do your mortgage math correctly!
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russ007 wrote:
Sep 26th, 2013 10:48 am
How did you get SCORE for free? On their website it says CAD 23.95 for the score. YES, I know we can get the REPORT for free.

Cheers!
Link in the 2nd post, enjoy!
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Kitchener
is there a limit to how many times you can do this or an amount of time you have to wait between signing up and cancelling the first time then signing up again? thanks
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