Security Freeze Has To Be Placed with All Three National Credit Bureaus

If you want to place a Security freeze on your credit report then you need to do so individually with each of the three National credit bureaus. For example, if you have already placed a Security freeze with your credit report with Experian then you must follow the required procedure to do the same with Equifax and Transunion credit bureaus as well.

You can also plays an initial frauds alert on your credit report if you feel that your personal financial information has in any way been compromised. The Fair Credit Reporting Act, apart from providing for a free credit report to be provided to each consumer every year, also provides the consumer with the right to place a fraud alert on the credit report at no cost to them. The act of law also requires the merchants and businesses to respond in the decreed manner to prevent identity theft from occurring. A fraud alert requires the business to take extra steps to manually verify the identity of the applicant such as contacting the applicant personally and demanding documents to verify the identity of the person. When he plays a fraud alert with one credit bureau it is usually shared with the other National credit bureaus as well. If you place a fraud alert with Experian, Experian will share the alert information with Equifax and Transunion as well.

The placing of a Security freeze usually requires a fee to be paid by the consumer unless the consumer has been a victim of identity theft. Placing of fraud alert on the credit report is free of cost.