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As one of the three leading credit bureaus, Equifax collects and analyzes commercial and consumer credit information. The company has been in business for more than 100 years. Today, Equifax provides tools and resources to help businesses reduce risk and assist consumers in understanding their credit histories and in paying down their debt.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Equifax operates locations in 15 countries with more than 7,000 employees.

Know your creditworthiness

Consumers can use Equifax to monitor activity that affects how potential lenders view their credit history. They can find out about their credit scores and learn how to protect against identity theft. Equifax offers a free annual credit report, and consumers can choose additional Equifax services for heightened credit monitoring.

Alerting Equifax about fraud

Those who fear that their identity has been compromised can notify Equifax or one of the other primary American credit bureaus for additional protection. Tools such as fraud alerts and credit freezes can be used to place restrictions on access to credit files.

The Equifax corporate headquarters are located here:

1550 Peachtree St.

Atlanta, GA 30309

To reach Equifax, call (800)829-4577 for customer service.

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David McMillin
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David McMillin writes about credit cards, mortgages, banking, taxes and travel. David's goal is to help readers figure out how to save more and stress less.