More credit report errors are cropping up during COVID-19: Here's how to fix a mistake

USA Today
Susan Tompor

Equifax, TransUnion and Experian – the big three of credit reporting agencies – announced this week that they're going to continue allowing consumers to receive free weekly credit reports for one more year until April 20, 2022.

You must go through to get those free weekly reports. 

The news comes right after troubling headlines indicating that consumers are frustrated with how their credit is being handled by those very same agencies. 

"Consumer complaints about financial grievances spiked during the pandemic year of 2020, eclipsing 2019, the previous record year," according to a report released Monday by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund, a nonprofit consumer advocacy group. 

The report reviewed the public database of complaints filed with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.