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Browse the resource below to read about credit denial and reporting problems in Washington state and how you can deal with these issues.

  • Credit Reports

    Information about others who can obtain your credit report, reviewing your credit file, and correcting an error in your credit file. Read More

    By:
    Washington State Attorney General
  • Identity Theft: Interactive Form Letters

    If your identity has been stolen, it is important that you protect yourself and your finances. This free program can help you create letters to Creditors, Debt Collectors, and the Credit Bureau when your identity has been stolen. This interview is part of LawHelp Interactive. LawHelp Interactive helps you fill out legal forms, answer a series of questions and print your legal form. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
  • Video - What To Do If You're A Victim of Identity Theft

    Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission. It’s a serious crime that can wreak havoc with your finances, credit history, and reputation — and can take time, money, and patience to resolve. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Free Credit Reports

    General information about credit reporting agencies, obtaining your free credit report and what you can do to add or change information contained in your credit report. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Get Answers about National Banks

    Helpwithmybank.gov helps you find answers to your National Banking questions. Information about your credit, credit cards, bank accounts and insurance is provided. Read More

    By:
    U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Tenant Screening: Your Rights

    6302EN - Read this publication if you are looking for an apartment or house to rent. This publication explains a state law regarding tenant screening. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Video - An In-Depth Look at Tenant Screening in Washington State

    This video describes how modern computer information systems and the business practices of residential screening companies have created a host of problems for people seeking rental housing in Washington State. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Video - A Quick Look at Tenant Screening in Washington State

    This video is a quick overview of the screening process and what it means for rental applicants in Washington. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Youth: Taking Care of Your Credit

    4905EN - A clean credit history is the first step toward a lifetime of financial health. Credit reports and the credit scores you get from them are the main information sources that will determine the credit you can get (example: what size student loan you can take out and its interest rate), eligibility for housing, and some work opportunities. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project