Equifax, the credit-reporting company that had a serious data breach last fall, is allowing consumers to freeze their credit for free through June 30.
Originally, the deadline to freeze credit was January 31, but Equifax extended the date to June 30. Keep in mind that this only freezes your credit through Equifax and not through the other reporting companies, Experian and TransUnion.
But you only have until January 31 to sign up for free credit-monitoring through Equifax. With credit-monitoring, you will be informed if there is a change to your credit report.
According to cnbc.com, Equifax will also begin offering consumers the option to lock and unlock their credit report for free on January 31.
For additional details about the the data breach and the pros and cons of these services, see cnbc.com.
Source: on 2018-01-30 22:11:15
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