How do I put a freeze on my credit report?
You can place a “freeze” on your credit file at any time, but you must contact each credit reporting company. For more information, visit the nationwide credit reporting companies’ websites or call the numbers below:
- Equifax: Place, Temporarily Lift or Permanently Remove a Security Freeze, (800) 525-6285
- Experian: Security Freeze, (888) 397-3742
- TransUnion: Manage a State Security Freeze Online, (800) 680-7289
Each state has its own rules about credit freezes and how much you pay for them.