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Freeze Your Credit, Don’t Lock It

August 20, 2018 Brian V. Lee

A new law — the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act — takes effect on September 21, 2018. The law requires the big three credit bureaus to offer free fraud alerts and credit freezes. Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion [ . . . ]

Credit Monitoring Services are a Waste of Money

December 14, 2016 Brian V. Lee

Many companies (like LifeLock, Identity Guard, and IdentityForce) offer to monitor your credit report and alert you if something suspicious happens. These companies charge a monthly fee, between $9.99 and $29.99 per month. All three credit bureaus also offer credit monitoring services for various [ . . . ]

5 Tips to Protect Your Identity

April 25, 2016 Brian V. Lee

Identity theft is a serious issue. In 2016, identity thieves stole $16 billion from 15.4 million U.S. consumers. Here are 5 tips to protect your identity. Get your credit report at least once a year. The best thing you can [ . . . ]