ADD A CREDIT REPORT SECURITY FREEZE

LOCK ACCESS TO YOUR CREDIT FILE

Security Freeze

A security freeze is designed to prevent credit, loans and services from being approved in your name without your consent but may also delay or interfere with or prohibit the timely approval of any subsequent requests or application you make regarding new credit, loans or services.

Select from one of the security freeze options below to get started.

What would you like to do?

  • Add a security freeze to your credit file to prevent credit, loans and services from being approved in your name without your consent.

  • If you have a security freeze on your credit report and wish to remove it so that a third party can access your credit information. Access to your credit information will no longer be restricted.

  • If you have a security freeze on your credit report and wish to request a forgotten or misplaced PIN. A PIN is needed to remove a freeze from your credit file, and to provide a creditor access to your credit file.

  • If you are looking to learn more about security freezes.

  • If you are looking to protect and monitor your credit.

Information You Should Know

  • Security Freeze Warning
  • Security Freeze Exceptions
  • State Specific Details
  • Fraud Alert Information
  • Placing Freeze with other Bureaus
Add a Security Freeze
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How would you like to add your security freeze?

  • Add a security freeze to lock access to your credit file. To find out the specific requirements for placing a security freeze according to your state's laws, please visit our state specific processes page.

  • Add a security freeze on your credit file by submitting a police report or other proof of documentation to have the fee waived.

  • Place a security freeze on a minor's credit file if the minor's file exists. Some minors' files do not exist as they have yet to accumulate any credit history.

Did you Know?
If you are a victim of identity theft and submit a valid investigative or incident report or complaint with a law enforcement agency or the Department of Motor Vehicles, the fee will be waived.

Remove a Security Freeze
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For how long would you like to remove it?

  • Remove a Security Freeze on your credit file temporarily. Your credit information will be available to third parties who wish to view it. Access to your credit information will no longer be restricted. You may remove a security freeze from your file for seven days, 15 days, 30 days or another time period.

  • Remove a Security Freeze on your credit file permanently. Your credit information will be available to third parties who wish to view it. Access to your credit information will no longer be restricted.

Did you Know?
You may remove a security freeze from your files temporarily for 7 days, 15 days, 30 days or another time period. You may also remove it permanently, and access to your credit information will no longer be restricted.

Request a Personal Identification Number
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What kind of PIN do you need?

  • If you have a security freeze on your credit report and wish to request a forgotten or misplaced PIN. A PIN is needed to remove a freeze from your credit file, either temporarily or permanently.

  • Request a single-use Personal Identification Number to provide to a creditor to access your credit file. A single-use PIN may only be used by one creditor. A new single-use PIN must be requested and given to each additional creditor for them to access your credit file.

Did you Know?
You may request a forgotten or misplaced PIN reminder to remove a freeze from your credit file, either temporarily or permanently. You may also request a single-use PIN to provide to a creditor to access your credit file. A single-use PIN may only be used by one creditor, and a new one must be requested for each creditor.

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