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Freezing Your Credit Will Soon Be Free


The U.S. Congress has made placing or removing a Credit Freeze with TransUnion®, Equifax® and Experian® free for all consumers. The federal Credit Freeze legislation also requires that the three credit bureaus expedite consumer requests to freeze their credit reports.

New Breed of Identity Thief Breaks Records in 2017

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Despite aggressive efforts throughout the industry to prevent identity fraud, almost 1 million more consumers were victims of ID theft in 2017 than in 2016 – hitting an all-time high of 16.7 million and financial losses topping $16.8 billion, according to the Javelin Strategy & Research 2018 Identity Fraud Study.

Medical Identity Theft Spreads Rapidly

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Your medical records may be putting your financial health at risk – the fastest growing form of identity theft is medical records theft.

2017 Breaches That Stole Headlines

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Equifax, Yahoo, Verizon, Dun & Bradstreet, Gmail – and even the IRS. These are just a few of the major data breaches that stole headlines, eroded consumer confidence, and put companies and government agencies on high alert in 2017.