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How to place a security freeze (credit freeze)

Security freeze | identity theft | financial privacy — A credit freeze (sometimes called a security freeze) lets you stop the disclosure of your credit report by a credit bureau. A credit freeze can be especially helpful to individuals who are having persistent problems with identity theft. If you live in a state with a security freeze law, then you may be able to place a security freeze on your files. This World Privacy Forum resource gives general background on security freezes, lists the states with security freeze laws, and links to more information for each state.

WPF Report: Call Don’t Click II – Still be smart about ordering federally mandated free credit reports

The World Privacy Forum cautions consumers who qualify to order a federally mandated free annual credit report to ensure that they take common-sense computer safety steps before ordering their credit report online.