Check your Credit Report Yearly

To avoid fraud, the Bates County Sheriff suggests that you review your credit report carefully for warning signs of actual or potential identity theft. For example, items that include mention of a credit card, loan, or lease you never signed up for, or requests for copies of your credit report from someone you do not recognize could be a sign that a con artist is snooping around for personal information.

To obtain a free copy of your credit report, visit annual You can submit a complaint about problems with credit reporting companies or information about your credit reports to the BCFP at or 1-855-411-2372.

Or ask BCFP at See these phone numbers and website addresses from the 92.1 website page.