Below are the steps you may want to consider in the near future that will further protect your personal information.
Visit each credit bureau’s site to get more information about placing a security freeze on your credit report.
- Equifax: Freeze Your Equifax Credit Report, 1-800-685-1111 (NY residents 1-800-349-9960)
- Experian: Freeze Your Experian Credit Report, 1-888-397-3742
- TransUnion: Freeze Your TransUnion Credit Report, 1-888-909-8872
Note that credit bureaus may experience high call volumes and web traffic after major data breaches and other widespread identity attacks. You may experience long phone wait times and even have difficulty accessing the credit bureau online security freeze forms during these times.
You can also place a security freeze by mail (use certified mail). Make sure you send the following information in your request:
- Your full name, including your middle initial any generational suffix (e.g. Jr., II, etc.)
- Complete current address, and previous addresses for the past two years
- Date of birth, month, day, and year
- Social security number
- Proof of identification (e.g. a photocopy of your valid driver’s license, passport, state ID, military ID, or birth certificate)
- Address verification (e.g. utility bill, cell phone bill, pay stub. Do not send a credit cards statement, magazine subscription, voided check, or lease agreement)
- Payment (check, money order, or major credit card)
Here are the credit bureau addresses you should use to mail your security freeze application and documentation.
Equifax Security Freeze
P.O. Box 105788
Atlanta, Georgia 30348
Experian Security Freeze
P.O. Box 9554
Allen, TX 75013
P.O. Box 2000
Chester, PA 19022-2000
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General Internet Security
- The Risks of Using Portable Devices
- Cyber Threats to Mobile Phones
- Understanding and Protecting Yourself Against Money Mule Schemes
- Socializing Securely: Using Social Networking Services
- Understanding Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
- Banking Securely Online
- Ten Ways to Improve the Security of a New Computer
- Password Security, Protection, and Management
- South Korean Malware Attack
- Playing it Safe: Avoiding Online Gaming Risks
- Protecting Aggregated Data
- Introduction to Information Security
Securing Your Computer
- Using Wireless Technology Securely
- The Basics of Cloud Computing
- Small Office/Home Office Router Security
- Data Backup Options
- Disposing of Devices Safely
- Common Risks of Using Business Apps in the Cloud
- Home Network Security
- Securing Your Web Browser
- Virus Basics
- Before You Connect a New Computer to the Internet
- Governing for Enterprise Security
- Recognizing and Avoiding Email Scams
- Software License Agreements: Ignore at Your Own Risk
Recovering from an Attack
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