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Blog: 1 in 3 Americans Have Never Checked Their Credit Reports

By Jim Donovan: A recent survey by found that more than 1 in 3 Americans have never checked any of their credit reports. Other survey highlights: • 35% of American adults report that they […]


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3 On Your Side: Fixing Credit Report Errors

With the recent rash of data breaches, most consumers are checking their credit report more regularly. In fact 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan can’t pass up an opportunity to remind people to check theirs! But do you know what to do if you find a mistake? Well Jim does, and breaks things down for us.


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3 On Your Side: Obtain Your Free Credit Report

The numerous security breaches at corporations and universities recently has provided us all enough reasons to check our credit reports. But if you spotted an error on your credit report, would you know who to contact? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at these sorts of crediting errors and the people responsible for resolving them.


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3 On Your Side: Check Your Credit Report & Avoid Tax Scams

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has advice so you can avoid some of the top scams.


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Target Customer Toll-Free Hotline

Target Toll-Free Hotline: 866-852-8680 To check your credit report, visit the links below:


Obtain Your Credit Report

You’re entitled to one free credit report a year from each of the big three credit reporting firms. To obtain yours visit:



3 On Your Side: Keeping Your Credit Score In Good Shape

Whether you’re hoping to buy a new home, a new car or even find a new job – you’d better be sure your credit score is in good shape, it’s being used in more ways than you might think.



3 On Your Side: Cleaning Up Your Credit Report

A new government report from the Federal Trade Commission finds that millions of Americans – one in every four – have mistakes on our credit reports.



New FTC Report Says Credit Report Errors Are Hurting Millions Of Consumers

A new Federal Trade Commission report at least 200 million people covered by the U-S credit reporting industry have at least one error on one of their credit reports.


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1 In 5 Credit Reports Contains Errors

By Jim Donovan PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Federal Trade Commission study of the U.S. credit reporting industry has found that one in five consumers had an error in a credit report and five percent had […]


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A Spouse’s Bad Credit

What do you do to protect your good credit when tying the knot with someone whose credit is a disaster?


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What To Do If Your Identity Is Stolen

What’s the first thing you should do if you find that you’re the victim of identity theft? And then what?


Consumer Report: Potential Employers & Credit Checks

by CBS3’s Jim Donovan for KYW Newsradio 1060 Human resources consultant Elaine Varelas says its common practice for companies to ask candidates for permission to run a credit check.