Friday, October 05, 2007

Experian to Offer File Freeze to Consumers Nationwide

As a follow on to our most recent articles
involving Trans Union and Equifax, Experian
announced this past Thursday it too will now
to freeze credit reports to consumers nation
wide.


According to the Experian web site:

"Beginning Nov. 1, Experian will allow any
consumer across all 50 states, the District
of Columbia and U.S. Territories to place a
freeze on their credit report. A credit file
freeze prevents new creditors from accessing
the credit file without the consumer’s consent."

Experian also disclosed, while they will offer
credit freezes nationwide, this does not inhibit
consumers from taking advantage of previous
services they offer to deter identity theft fraud.

"Experian will continue to offer the placement
of fraud security alerts on a credit file for
consumers that may be victims of identify theft
at no charge."

So, our tip for today is if you haven't already
taken advantage of freezing your credit
file
, do so immediately.

Call Experian at this number below:

1-888-EXPERIAN (397-3742)

This time of year marks the increase of the
shopping catalogue mailing season - a time
when identity thieves can prey on innocent
consumers whose mail can easily be stolen.

Mail, in the form of shopping catalogs containing
your full name, address, & account numbers
which can be easily abused by an identity thief to
fraudulently purchase goods using your name
and credit.

Finally, make sure to tell a friend or co-worker
about this important new announcement from
Experian.

1 Comments:

At 9:24 PM, Blogger agent99 said...

...better late than ever.

Kudos to Experian for joining their two other primary competitors who already announced support for nation wide credit freezing.

 

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