Info Sheet: Credit Freeze Laws for Protected Consumers  To date, 33 states have passed laws for allowing consumers to place a freeze on credit reports for protected consumers.  The definition of a protected consumer differs by state but generally includes children under 18 years old or children under 16 years old, and any individual who […]

Students around the country are heading back to school in a matter of weeks—if they haven’t started already, that is—so there’s no better time to prepare for scams and fraud. Crimes that target the identities of young people have risen steadily in recent years, and there’s no better victim than a student with a “clean […]