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We're the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly.

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What information do I need to provide to get my free credit report?

Answer:

You will need to provide your name, address, Social Security number, and date of birth.

To verify your identity in on-line and phone requests, the nationwide credit reporting companies will require you to provide some additional information that is not generally known by others, such as the amount of your monthly mortgage payment. 

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