Credit report errors are surging due to coronavirus — is your credit score safe?

Yahoo Finance
Sigrid Forberg

COVID-19 may have infected your credit score.

Record numbers of complaints about credit report errors are pouring in against the credit monitoring bureaus, according to a consumer group, and the pandemic is to blame.

But consumers like you are the ones paying the price for these mistakes, as credit scores are being pulled down. But it's not too late to protect yourself — and if your score has taken a hit, you can fix it.

The law last March that provided the very first stimulus checks also instructed servicers of federally backed mortgages and student loans to let borrowers put their payments on hold.