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keep getting pop up to check your credit scores "because of a problem." It
said it is free, but you need to enter credit card information to see your credit score. Is this a scam??
though some pop ups might be legitimate, it is best to avoid clicking on pop ups
altogether because this is a common tool for cybercriminals to trick you into
turning over your personal information. You are entitled to a free credit
report annually. I always suggest to space out your requests to asking
one credit reporting agency at a time, once a quarter so you can get a look at
yourself more than once a year. You can go to the sites for Equifax,
Experian or TransUnion. If you prefer to check all three at the same
time, a handy site to help you with that is https://www.annualcreditreport.com/