• Credit Freeze: A Misunderstood Freebie That You Actually Want

    9 days ago - By RIS Media

    Just one year ago, consumers woke up and discovered that hackers had one heck of a field day with their Social Security numbers and other information in a massive data breach at Equifax. Equifax's screw-up would forever leave millions just that much more vulnerable to ID theft. Face it: It's not like you can change the locks on the side door. Once hacked, your Social Security number is out there indefinitely.
    Beginning September 21, though, a new federal law will help consumers stop intruders in their tracks. The three big credit reporting agencies-Equifax, Experian and TransUnion-will be...
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