TransUnion to offer credit freeze in all U.S. states

Thursday, 20 September 2007, 2:53 PM EST

TransUnion, one of the three major consumer credit reporting bureaus, said Tuesday that starting next month it will allow consumers to freeze and thaw their credit files as a means to prevent identity theft.

A credit freeze directs the credit bureaus to block access to a consumer's credit report and credit score. At present, at least 39 states and the District of Columbia allow consumers to freeze their credit files, but many of those laws do not take effect until 2008 or 2009.

At Security Fix.

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