With the world going digital, online activities are increasing day by day. Each and everything can be now done online. With increase in online activities, cyber crimes are increasing as well. Incidents of online fraud, online theft, and identity thefts are rising day by day. Amongst all, these identity thefts are the most common things. People’s credit cards get stolen and they end up becoming a target of identity theft.

To avoid this, the best solution is to freeze your credit card as soon as it is stolen. Here are some tips as to how you can freeze your cards.

Before we proceed, make sure that when you tap any of these links, you are on the correct site. Check for the HTTPS in the address bar. Another option is to navigate to each of their websites and look for the security freeze choice. This is normally hidden at the bottom of the page.

How to Prevent Identity Theft

Equifax

  • Navigate to www.freeze.equifax.com
  • Fill out the form
  • OR you can call them on the contact number provided on the page.
  • More contact information is present on their help page

Experian

  • Navigate to www.experian.com/freeze
  • Fill out the form
  • OR you can call them on the contact number provided on the page.
  • More contact information is present on their help page

Transunion

  • Navigate to freeze.transunion.com
  • Fill out the form
  • OR you can call them on the contact number provided on the page.
  • More contact information is present on their help page

While filling these forms, you will be asked to select a PIN number. Keep a note of this number. You will need it further to get your credit report.

So friends, now that you know how to freeze your credit card, please remind these tips, as they will prove to be helpful in future.

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