Update 3:09 PM with additional info link: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/09/credit-freezes-are-free-let-the-ice-age-begin/
Here’s your reminder and follow-up from last week to take a few minutes to freeze your credit records and foil identity theft.
Like most everything in life, nothing is as simple as we might like it to be. Here’s some more additionally detailed information.
Please, let’s all do this if not today, since it’s Friday, but at least before the end of the weekend.
U.S. PIRG also recommends freezing your file at a lesser-known reporting agency known as the National Consumer Telecom and Utilities Exchange.
The exchange provides credit information to some cellphone, pay television and utility companies. (Some consumers have reported having cellular accounts opened in their names, even though they had placed freezes on their credit reports at the main bureaus.)