Of possible interest with respect to this:
MSU's home page info about this has a link to the FTC
That in turn has a link to the 3 major credit report companies. All of
them offer copies of your credit report, at prices ranging from $10 to
$30. But Experian has a 30 day free offer (then $10/month), I just
joined that and printed out a copy of my credit report. I've always
thought this was just a scam to get you signed up and then hope you
forget to cancel membership, but it could be useful.
I understand there is a new federal law that provides one free credit
report per year. That goes into effect March 1st for Michigan.
One of the companies linked me to here, but I haven't researched it
And there is also MSU's CJ group on identify theft: