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Freezing Credit Will Now Be Free. Here’s Why You Should Go for It.

Consumers will soon be able to freeze their credit files without charge. So if you have not yet frozen your files — a recommended step to foil identity theft — now is a good time to take action, consumer advocates say. 1,187 more words

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We’re operating for FREE at the moment till Creditgypsie opens in 2018 under a #friendtofriend self credit repair community standard. Donations accepted till we officially open. 12 more words

Equifax Breach: Freezing your credit is now free in all states under a new law

From the USA Today website

One of the best ways to protect yourself from identity theft is now free.

Starting Friday, a new federal law allows people to freeze and unfreeze their credit at the three major credit bureaus without being charged. 75 more words

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Equifax fined by UK and GDPR

A couple of days ago, Equifax was fined by the UK’s authority for its data breach last year. The fine is the maximum possible penalty that could be issued, but it is still only half a million pounds, an amount that I think is trivial to a company of Equifax’s size. 665 more words

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Equifax Rule Is In Effect As Credit Freezes Are Now Free

Credit Freezes aka The Equifax Rule Allows Consumers To Put A Freeze On Who Can Pull Information 

Consumers can now freeze their credit at all three of the major credit reporting agencies for free. 99 more words

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Free credit freezes are here — Federal Trade Commission

PRESS RELEASE

Andrew Smith, Federal Trade Commission, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection

Gail Hillebrand, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, Associate Director, Division of Consumer Education and Engagement… 555 more words

Consumer Alerts

As of Sep 21, “Credit Freezes” & “Unfreezes” Will Be Free for All Americans

After the uproar about the Equifax hack, Congress did do something. And credit freezes are now a lot easier to place and lift.

Starting September 21, 2018, placing or lifting a “credit freeze” – aka “security freeze” – will be free for all Americans in all states. 864 more words

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