(KSL News) -- Americans soon will be able to get a free copy of their credit reports.
Starting tomorrow, residents in 13 Western states will get first crack at requesting a free credit report from any of the three major credit bureaus.
The states are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
People in other states will be eligible in the next ten months.
To get a free credit report, consumers can log on to www.AnnualCreditReport.com, a new Web site created jointly by the credit reporting companies. They also can call 1-877-FTC-HELP or mail a standardized form to Box 105281, Atlanta, Ga. 30348-5281. Consumers are allowed one free report per year from each of the agencies.
(Associated Press Contributed to this Report)