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  1. Press: Credit freezes will soon be free for everyone
    Starting this fall, the big three credit reporting agencies — Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion — will be required to let you freeze your credit file for free. A freeze can help prevent identity thieves from… | Jun 16, 2018
  2. Press: You’ll be able to freeze your credit for free — but that won’t end ID theft
    Last week, a new law torched some of the banking rules that were put in place after the financial crisis to protect us. But also tucked into the otherwise awful bill was a win for… | May 30, 2018
  3. Press: Bill purports to strengthen consumer protection. It does the opposite
    The White House Office of Management and Budget recently declared its support for legislation called the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act. The bill has been passed by the Senate and is expected… | May 04, 2018
  4. Press: New service, same old Equifax: Credit locking app freezes up
    Equifax introduced a free consumer service Wednesday that allows people to lock access to their credit files from a mobile phone. It didn’t work. Equifax has also waived any fees that may be associated with… | Feb 01, 2018
  5. Press: Equifax extends free credit freezes
    Equifax has extended its offer of free credit freezes through June 30. Equifax made freezes free late last year in the wake of a data breach that compromised personal data on about 145 million U.S.… | Jan 31, 2018
  6. Press: A cybercriminal’s guide to protecting your identity
    In September, Equifax announced a major security breach that exposed the personal information for about half of U.S. adults.  If you haven't detected any suspicious activity yet, it doesn't mean you're in the clear. The… | Nov 30, 2017
  7. Featured: Put your credit on ice with a ‘credit freeze’
    A credit file “security freeze” is a preventive tool to help you avoid identity theft and to block impostors from using your personal information to establish credit. This publication explains how to “freeze” your credit… | Oct 30, 2017
  8. Korean: Freeze Your Credit File (Korean)
    신용 문서 "보안 동결"은 여러분이 신분도용의 피해를 당하지 않도록 하고 사기꾼들이 여러분의 개인 정보를 이용해 신용을 설정하는 것을 방지하는 데 도움을 주는 예방 도구입니다. 보안 동결은 여러분이 일시적 혹은 영구적으로 동결을 해제시키지 않는 한 여러분의 이름으로 새로운 크레딧이 설정되는 것을 방지합니다. 이 소책자는 여러분의 신용 문서를 "동결"시키는 방법을 설명하고 있습니다.
  9. Chinese: Freeze Your Credit File (Chinese)
    “安全凍結”信用檔案是一種預防及避免身份被盜用的工具﹐它可以阻止詐騙者利用你的個人資料來建立信貸記錄。這本手冊內容詳述如何“凍結”個人信用檔案,而且除非你暫時或永久取消凍結﹐它就可以防止別人以你的名義申請信貸。
  10. Spanish: Freeze Your Credit File (Spanish)
    El “congelamiento de seguridad” es una herramienta para ayudarle a prevenir el robo de identidad y evitar que impostores utilicen su información personal para establecer crédito. Esta publicación explica cómo “congelar” su crédito, lo cual… | Oct 06, 2017
  11. Press: Deciding the right path for shielding your credit report
    In response to the breach, Equifax is now offering a year of free credit monitoring through its identity-theft prevention service, TrustedID Premier. The service gives you the option to freeze or lock your credit file… | Oct 05, 2017
  12. English: Freeze Your Credit File
    A credit file "security freeze" is a preventive tool to help you avoid identity theft and to block impostors from using your personal information to establish credit. This publication explains how to "freeze" your credit… | Oct 01, 2017
  13. Press: 3 weeks later, Equifax makes a peace offering
    For some time, the credit reporting industry has been quietly attempting to change the behavior of consumers who wish to protect their own data: They want you to “lock” your files, not “freeze” them. The… | Sep 28, 2017
  14. English: ID Theft & Account Fraud - Leader’s Guide
    This 21-page backgrounder guide is written in question-and-answer format to help you anticipate frequently asked questions about identity theft and account fraud. Reading this guide can help prepare you for in-service or train-the-trainer presentations. Topics… | Oct 03, 2012
  15. Helpdesk: Fraudulent credit accounts
    Your first step should be to obtain a police report. Next, fill out the ID Theft Affidavit offered by the Federal Trade… | Apr 23, 2012
  16. Spanish: ID Theft & Account Fraud - PowerPoint Training Slides (Spanish)
    El archivo de la presentación en PowerPoint del seminario Robo de identidad y fraude de cuentas está disponible en la sección "Download File". | Oct 10, 2011
  17. Other: Freeze Your Credit File - PowerPoint Slides (Hmong)
    The Freeze Your Credit File PowerPoint File (in pdf format) is available for download in the "Download File" section. | Nov 10, 2009
  18. Spanish: ID Theft & Account Fraud - Class Activities (Spanish)
    Este archivo en PDF contiene traducciones en español de las actividades para hacer en clase y los ejercicios para hacer en casa tomados del plan de enseñanza en Outreach: Sacramento non-profits learn about consumer privacy
    A Consumer Action train-the-trainer event in Sacramento, CA, focuses on privacy. | Dec 29, 2008
  19. Outreach: Privacy training in San Diego
    A train-the-trainer even on how to freeze your credit file was held in San Diego for local community-based organizations. | Aug 26, 2008
  20. Vietnamese: Freeze Your Credit File (Vietnamese)
    "Khóa an toàn" hồ sơ tín dụng là một phương thức ngăn ngừa giúp quý vị tránh bị trộm tín dụng và chận kẻ mạo danh dùng chi tiết cá nhân của quý vị để lấy tín dụng. Ấn bản này giải thích cách "khóa" hồ sơ tín dụng của quý vị, để ngăn ngừa tín dụng mới được gây dựng trên danh tính của quý vị cho tới khi quý vị tạm mở, hay tháo hẳn khóa tín dụng.
  21. English: Freeze Your Credit File - PowerPoint Slides
    The Freeze Your Credit File PowerPoint File is available for download in the "Download File" section. | May 19, 2008
  22. English: Credit Report Security Freeze - Training Packet
    To provide participants with the knowledge to determine whether a security freeze is right for them and, if it is, how to place, lift and remove a security freeze. This PDF packet provides guidance for… | May 19, 2008
  23. English: Security Freeze Training Manual
    This publication is part of a series on how you can protect yourself from identity (ID) theft by placing a security freeze on your credit files. A freeze also is a good idea for victims… | May 19, 2008
  24. English: ID Theft Quiz
    The ID Theft Quiz Game is a fun way to teach important concepts about this prevalent form of fraud. | Oct 26, 2006
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