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
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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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