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Tuesday, August 3, 2004

credit report security freeze

Credit Firms Resist Anti-ID Theft Measure [ap via abc news, august 1, 2004]

Little by little, a weapon against identity theft is gaining currency but few people know about it. It’s called the security freeze, and it lets individuals block access to their credit reports until they personally unlock the files by contacting the credit bureaus and providing a PIN code.

i’m ok letting a few more people know about this security freeze thing. it is your credit report. right now, you can request a security freeze in california or texas (but you have to be a victim before you can do it in texas). coming up next year, louisiana and vermont. you might want to talk to your state legislators if you’re somewhere else.

posted by roj at 4:48 am