Read Before Buying Fraud Protection
Essential Tips to protect yourself in the wake of a Security Breach
This article is valuable information regardless of the situation. Protect yourself from fraud by knowing what an ad is on Google and what isn’t. Make sure you know where you can get your credit reports for free. And, know that paying extra for fraud protection is often an expense that you don’t need to make. If you stop reading beyond this paragraph, know that you can request a credit freeze from all 3 credit reporting bureaus. If a hacker wants to open credit in your name, the credit freeze will be a major obstacle for them to overcome.
How to request a Credit Freeze:
Equifax — 1-800-349-9960
Experian — 1‑888‑397‑3742
TransUnion — 1-888-909-8872
You’ll need to supply your name, address, date of birth, Social Security number, and other personal information. Fees vary based on where you live, but commonly range from $5 to $10. – Credit Freeze FAQ’s – Federal Trade Commission