Help Protect Yourself from Identity Theft Fraud

Did you know?

You can place a free 90 day fraud alert in your credit file. The alert requires lenders to take extra steps to ensure validity of applicant information before granting credit. I call Equifax at 888-766-0008 every three months to keep my alert active.

Equifax has made the process very simple. You never have to speak with a human. You will need to enter your social security number and the number of your street address (for example, enter "123" if you live at 123 Main Street). You will also enter a day time and evening telephone number for lenders to call you to verify applicant data. The entire process takes less than 5 minutes, and Equifax also notifies the other credit reporting companies so you only have to make one phone call.

So, with 1 out of 3 Americans being impacted by identity theft, I suggest you pick up the phone now - while you are reading this - and spend 5 minutes on a free call to help avoid months or years of aggravation.

Best regards,
Scott