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

September 22, 2018

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. Before, it cost consumers in almost half the states $3 to $12 per bureau to freeze or unfreeze their credit reports.

A freeze prevents lenders from pulling a person’s credit report – a key part of the approval process for a credit card or loan – essentially preventing fraudsters from opening a new account in that person’s name or the name of someone in their family.


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