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Take 15 Minutes to Freeze Your Credit

February 6, 2018

This page lists the direct links to freeze your credit at Equifax, Experian and TransUnion and reviews setting up a freeze at each: Equifax and Experian are easy, TransUnion is harder.  It took me 15 minutes to freeze my credit, 7 of which were finding the links. I was able to freeze my credit for free at each firm.

 

Links to Freeze

 

Equifax

 

Go to https://www.freeze.equifax.com/Freeze/jsp/SFF_PersonalIDInfo.jsp to freeze it online.

 

Experian

 

Go to https://www.experian.com/ncaconline/freeze to freeze it online.

 

TransUnion

 

Call (888) 909-8872 and press 3. Enter your social security number, date of birth and the numeric part of your street address. If you call you _do not_ have to open an account.

 

You can try: https://freeze.transunion.com/sf/securityFreeze/landingPage.jsp to freeze it online. I had to create an account to try and freeze it online.

 

Review

 

Equifax was the easiest.

 

I was able to find the link to freeze easily. At the the link I filled out a quick form online and got my pin.

 

Experian was second easiest.

 

I was able to find the link to freeze easily. At the link I filled out a quick form online. I was aksed to answer some questions to verify I was who I was. Then I got my pin.

 

TransUnion was the hardest.

 

I had to click through the "lock" they wanted to sell me before finding the freeze option. After finding it I had to create an account. After creating an account I needed to answer questions. One question was not relevant. TransUnion then asked me to call. I called and was able to set up the pin.

 

I would suggest calling TransUnion to freeze your account. Its easier then the online portal. 

 

More Resources

 

I found this great link at Consumer Reports.

 

More Ways to Contact

 
To place, lift, or remove a security freeze from your credit report
 
Equifax
 

Online
Equifax security freeze

 

Automated Service Line
800-685-1111

 

Automated Service Line - NY residents
800-349-9960

 

Hours
7:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. (ET)
7 days a week

 

Customer Care Phone
888-298-0045

 

Hours
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET)
Monday through Friday

 

Mail
Equifax Information Services LLC
P.O. Box 105788
Atlanta, GA 30348-5788

 

Experian

 

Call 888-397-3742

 

TransUnion

 

Online: Click here 
Phone: 888-909-8872 
Mail: 
TransUnion LLC 
P.O. Box 2000 
Chester, PA 19016

 

 

Copy of the Text You Get Once you Freeze

 

Equifax lists:

 

If you are unable to view your one-time PDF, please call 1-888-298-0045.

 

To make a security freeze request with the other national consumer credit reporting agencies, please contact Experian and TransUnion: 

 

Experian, PO Box 9554, Allen, TX 75013 (888)397-3742 

 

TransUnion, www.transunion.com, P.O. Box 2000, Chester, PA 19016 (888)909-8872 

 

Thank you for giving Equifax the opportunity to assist you.


Equifax Information Services LLC

 

Experian Lists:

 

You must submit this number in order to temporarily or permanently remove the security freeze from your credit report. Print this page for your own records.

 

To permanently remove a security freeze or to temporarily remove a security freeze for a period of time in order to apply for credit or for any transaction that requires that another party access your personal credit report, visit experian.com/freeze or call 1 888 EXPERIAN (1 888 397 3742), then enter your identification information and PIN. You may also submit your request electronically at experian.com/upload or in writing to:

 

Experian

PO Box 9554

Allen, Texas, 75013.

 

To view state specific rights that might pertain to you, visit experian.com/consumer/help/report/fcra.html .

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