If you don't go by your first name, or if you've recently changed your name, you have all the more reason to check your credit report.
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When you freeze your credit, identity thieves can't take out loans in your name. But it's a drastic move. Is it right for you?
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A new FTC study and a recent segment on '60 Minutes' have many wondering if their credit reports contain errors that can damage their credit and whether those errors can be fixed.
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