Credit Freezes Are Now Free Nationwide Under New Law

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www.nbcwashington.com—Credit freezes and unfreezes with the three major credit reporting agencies will now be free for consumers as a federal law passed in response to the Equifax data breach goes into effect Friday. Beginning Sept. 21, consumers can freeze their credit file with TransUnion, Experian and Equifax without paying any fees. Credit freezes helps prevent identity thieves from opening lines of credit or taking out loans in your name because lenders can't access your credit score or report.  Ex-Southwest...

Freezing your credit to protect your identity now free in US under new law. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Identity theft is a constant threat. But as of Friday, there’s something free you can do to protect yourself if you become a victim. The three major credit reporting agencies now allow you to freeze your credit report at no charge. Before Friday, they all charged up to $10. Ron Farmer got some gut wrenching messages Thursday about his sensitive information. “Two of my credit card companies sent me an email yesterday saying my social security […]