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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Free credit freezes are coming soon

The new law has a long name – Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act – but the outcome is simple. When the law takes effect in September, Equifax, Experian and TransUnionmust each set up a webpage for requesting fraud alerts and credit freezes. The FTC will also post links to those webpages on IdentityTheft.gov.

And if you’re in the military, there’s more. Within a year, credit reporting agencies must offer free electronic credit monitoring to all active duty military.

 

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/06/free-credit-freezes-are-coming-soon-0?utm_source=govdelivery


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