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By Tena Caracciolo
Special to Valley News 

Take these steps to help protect yourself from fraud


Last updated 3/1/2019 at 12:10am

Did you know there’s a way to protect a credit file from fraudulent inquiries, giving you more say in who can access these reports and when? It won’t even cost anything to take this important step.

Here’s more information about how, why and when to request a credit freeze as well as what effects it may have on insurance rates. 

Q: Why would you want to freeze your credit? 

A: This action can help stop other people from opening lines of credit in your name by denying potential creditors access to your file. In a world where consumers’ private data is often compromised, freezing yo...

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