BBB Tip: Protect Your Credit with Credit Freezes and Fraud Alerts

  
     
September 08, 2017

Consumers in the United States have access to a powerful tool -- the security 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.

Approximately 7% of U.S. households fall victim to identity theft each year, and those numbers are on the rise. Anyone whose personally identifiable information (PII) has been compromised in a data breach should consider options to protect their credit from being misused.

To review Tips Go To: https://www.bbb.org/council/news-events/news-releases/2017/09/bbb-tip-credit-freezes-and-fraud-alerts/

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