Ep8: Securing Your Credit Reports and Freezes

Byte Sized Security

Sep 6 2023 • 6 mins

In this episode, Marc David speaks with credit expert Olivia Chen about best practices for safeguarding your credit reports and identity including:

  • Placing credit freezes with Equifax, Experian and TransUnion to restrict new account openings
  • Lifting freezes temporarily when applying for new credit using your PIN
  • Freezing children’s credit reports until they are old enough to manage credit
  • Checking your credit reports annually for signs of fraudulent activity
  • Reviewing reports to verify personal info and watch for unauthorized accounts
  • Disputing fraudulent charges, closing accounts and reporting identity theft
  • Putting freezes and monitoring in place proactively even if not breach impacted
  • Making credit protections part of your regular financial security regimen

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