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Legal Tip of the Week - How to get a security freeze


Last updated 11/3/2020 at 11:06am

Do you know how to ask for a security freeze? A security freeze is one of the most effective ways to prevent identity theft. A security freeze allows you to proactively “lock up” your credit information so no one can access it without your permission. This prevents a thief from using your information to establish new credit, like taking out a new mortgage, applying for a credit card, or getting financing. A security freeze will not lower your credit score or prevent you from getting a copy of your own credit report. 

To learn more, read our article “How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft” on http://www.MontanaLawHelp.org . If you can't find what you're looking for, try our smart search bar, or call the Montana Legal Services Association HelpLine at 1-800-666-6899.

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