KrebsonSecurity – In a Few Days, Credit Freezes Will Be Fee-Free

by nonconvergent

Given the other thread about credit fraud, I thought this would be germaine.

Currently, many states allow the big three bureaus — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion — to charge a fee for placing or lifting a security freeze. But thanks to a federal law enacted earlier this year, after Sept. 21, 2018 it will be free to freeze and unfreeze your credit file and those of your children or dependents throughout the United States.

Emphasis mine.

The rest of the article is trying to convince you why you should get a freeze, something Krebs often does, followed by a nuanced discussion of the law and credit bureau practices.