Tool Against ID Theft Underutilized

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on August 2, 2004

Consumers in two states (California and Texas) may now use a “security freeze” to block access to their credit reports without their authorization, which they can provide to the credit bureau via a PIN (personal identification number). Vermont and Louisiana residents will be able to opt-in next summer. This ID theft deterrent does not have Congressional or industry support.

  • Links to California and Louisiana security freeze laws.
  • Posted in ID Theft, Privacy

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