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Security Freeze

If you suspect you’ve been a victim of identity theft, you may choose to place a security freeze on your credit report to minimize the damage. Before you take this step, it’s important to understand how security freezes work, and what they can and cannot do to help protect your credit.

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Security Freeze

Security freezes are designed to prevent a credit reporting company from releasing your credit...

Wyoming Security Freeze Process

Consumers in your state have the right to place a “security freeze” on their...

Wisconsin Security Freeze Process

Consumers in your state have a right to place a “security freeze” on their...

West Virginia Security Freeze Process

If you are a West Virginia resident, you have a right to place a...

Washington Security Freeze Process

You have a right to place a “security freeze” on your credit report, which...

Virginia Security Freeze Process

Consumers may place a “security freeze” on their credit reports, which will prohibit us...

Vermont Security Freeze Process

Consumers in your state have the right to place a “security freeze” on their...

Utah Security Freeze Process

Consumers may place a “security freeze” on their credit reports, which will prohibit us...

Texas Security Freeze Process

Consumers in your state have the right to place a “security freeze” on their...

Tennessee Security Freeze Process

Consumers in your state may place a “security freeze” on their credit reports, which...

South Dakota Security Freeze Process

Consumers may place a “security freeze” on their credit reports, which will prohibit us...

South Carolina Security Freeze Process

Consumers in your state have a right to place a “security freeze” on their...

How a Security Freeze Works

A security freeze prevents anyone but you from viewing your credit report. Freezing your credit report means no one can access it or make changes to it. For example, if you apply for an auto loan, the lender won’t be able to check your credit until you unfreeze your account.

Lifting a Security Freeze

When you place a security freeze on your account, you are issued a personal identification number (PIN) that will allow you to lift the security freeze at a later date by visiting Experian’s Freeze Center.