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Notification of Rights for Indiana Consumers

UNDER IC 24-5-24, YOU MAY OBTAIN A SECURITY FREEZE ON YOUR CONSUMER REPORT TO PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY AND ENSURE THAT CREDIT IS NOT GRANTED IN YOUR NAME WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE.

THE SECURITY FREEZE WILL PROHIBIT A CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCY FROM RELEASING ANY INFORMATION IN YOUR CONSUMER REPORT WITHOUT YOUR EXPRESS AUTHORIZATION OR APPROVAL. THE SECURITY FREEZE IS DESIGNED TO PREVENT CREDIT LOANS AND SERVICES FROM BEING APPROVED IN YOUR NAME WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT. WHEN YOU PLACE A SECURITY FREEZE ON YOUR CONSUMER REPORT, WITHIN TEN (10) BUSINESS DAYS YOU WILL BE PROVIDED A PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER TO USE IF YOU CHOOSE TO REMOVE THE SECURITY FREEZE OR TO TEMPORARILY AUTHORIZE THE RELEASE OF YOUR CONSUMER REPORT FOR A PERIOD OF TIME OR TO A SPECIFIC PERSON AFTER THE SECURITY FREEZE IS IN PLACE. A SECURITY FREEZE DOES NOT APPLY TO PERSONS OR ENTITIES LISTED IN IC 24-5-24-11. IF YOU ARE ACTIVELY SEEKING CREDIT, YOU SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT THE PROCEDURES INVOLVED IN LIFTING A SECURITY FREEZE MAY SLOW YOUR OWN APPLICATIONS FOR CREDIT. YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO BRING A CIVIL ACTION AGAINST SOMEONE WHO VIOLATES YOUR RIGHTS UNDER IC 24-5-24.

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