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Did You Know? December 2018

by Stacy Wise | Dec 19, 2018

Credit Freeze

You can now take advantage of free credit freezes

A new federal law lets you place free credit freezes and extended fraud alerts on your credit report. What does that mean to you?


• Free credit freezes make it harder for identity thieves to open accounts in your name.
• You can freeze credit files for children who are under 16. And if you are someone's guardian, conservator or have a valid power of attorney, you can get a free freeze for that person, too.
• Year-long fraud alerts require businesses to check with you before opening an account.


For more information, visit Credit Freeze FAQs at ftc.gov.

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