Information Technology

The mission of the Information Technology (IT) Department is to provide technical computer service to town personnel in order to maintain data integrity and computer literacy, through support, training and knowledge. Information Technology is the key to Charlton’s ability to grow, respond to emergencies, and efficiently provide services to its citizens. Investments in IT applications and infrastructure provide town employees with tools to more effectively observe and manage the financial, physical, and human resources of the Town Departments and the Charlton community.

Free Credit Reports for All U.S. Consumers

All U.S. consumers can now get 7 free Equifax credit reports per year through 2026 by visiting www.annualcreditreport.com.

In the wake of the Equifax data breach, there are some steps you can take to help protect yourself — or to detect if identity thieves may have targeted you.

  • Identity thieves can wait months, or even years, before actually using stolen personal information. Check your credit reports to confirm that thieves haven’t opened credit card accounts or taken out loans in your name. You can order a free credit report from each of the three major credit reporting agencies once every 12 months. You can access free credit reports at AnnualCreditReport.com. If you find activity that isn’t yours, here’s how to file a dispute with the credit agencies.
  • Monitor your credit card and bank accounts frequently, keeping an eye out for unfamiliar transactions. If you spot something that doesn’t look right, contact that financial institution.
  • Consider putting a credit freeze or fraud alert on your credit reports. You’ll find more information in this article. But also note that there are many kinds of identity theft that do not require a credit check and, thus, may not be thwarted by credit freezes or fraud alerts.
  • Consider credit monitoring or identity theft protection to help protect your personal information.