Security experts say that while sharing a credit score – or related grade – alone is not directly harmful, it can make you vulnerable to scam artists looking for easy targets. While TransUnion offers the Facebook share button, other credit bureaus, including Experian and Equifax, do not.
What can someone do with your credit score?
Since every person who uses credit has their own credit history, you cannot use someone elses credit report, or credit scores, to qualify for services unless you use their identifying information and not your own, notes Griffin. Also, “using someone elses identity to apply for credit is a form of identity theft.
Is it good to show your credit score?
Good news: Credit scores arent impacted by checking your own credit reports or credit scores. In fact, regularly checking your credit reports and credit scores is an important way to ensure your personal and account information is correct, and may help detect signs of potential identity theft.