File this one under “What-if:” TransUnion is now offering credit freezes immediately for a fee of $10. The way I understand it, a credit freeze blocks access to one’s credit report and score, making it impossible for an identity thief to open accounts in someone else’s name. The other two credit rating companies have not changed their policies yet. Here’s a page with info for each state, and here’s the Maryland information. (via)

Date posted: September 20, 2007 | Filed under money, shortlinks | Comments Off on Credit Freeze information

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