BBB Tip: Credit Freezes and Fraud Alerts

September 08, 2017

credit card and credit application
Consumers in the United States have access to a powerful tool -- the credit freeze -- to lock down their credit reports and prevent identity thieves from establishing new lines of credit in their names. Alternately, you can place a fraud alert on your credit reports, although that provides less protection than a freeze.

Learn more about credit freezes and fraud alerts and find additional resources here.