Thursday, September 20, 2007

Trans Union Voluntarily Offers Credit Freeze Nationwide

In a surprisingly good development for consumers, Trans Union
became the first of the three major credit bureaus to offer credit
freezing of your consumer credit profile across all 50 states and
District of Columbia.

According to the story as originally reported by the Washington Post:

At present, at least 39 states and the District of
Columbia allow consumers to freeze their credit files,
but many of those laws do not take effect until 2008
or 2009.

TransUnion would be the first bureau to
voluntarily offer freezes to consumers in all
50 states (and D.C.).

So, our tip for today is to run, don't walk to your
nearest phone or computer to contact Trans Union
to get your credit file frozen.

This is one of the best identity theft prevention
tools you can deploy in your fight against credit
fraudsters.

Make sure to tell your friends and associates
about this important new development.

1 Comments:

At 8:33 PM, Anonymous rambo said...

Finally, one of these big companies does something for us little guys.

It only took them to wait since 2005 when this identity theft crisis developed, though.

Later is better than nothing at all, I guess.

Way to go TransUnion.

Now we will wait and see if their two primary competitors follow TranUnion's lead.

 

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