If you suspect that identity thieves may have targeted your child, TransUnion can help

Attention Parents and Guardians:

If a parent of a minor or a representative/guardian/conservator of an incapacitated/protected person who resides in one of the qualifying states would like to place a protected consumer freeze on the consumer’s file they will need to send their request to the address listed below.

Qualifications for a Minor:

State

Age

Arizona

Under 16 years of age

Connecticut

Under 18 years of age

Delaware

Under 16 years of age

Florida

Under 16 years of age

Georgia

Under 16 years of age

Illinois

Under 18 years of age

Indiana

Under 16 years of age

Iowa

Under 16 years of age

Louisiana

Under 16 years of age

Maine

Under 16 Years of age

Maryland

Under 16 years of age

Michigan

Under 16 years of age

New York

Under 16 years of age

North Carolina

Under 16 years of age

Oregon

Under 15 years of age

South Carolina

Under 16 years of age

Tennessee

Under 16 years of age

Texas

Under 16 years of age

Virginia

Under 16 years of age

Wisconsin

Under 16 years of age



Required Documentation:

• A written request to place a “protected consumer freeze” on the named individual’s file AND
• One of the following qualifying documents indicating that the requestor has Proof of Authority of the named individual:

- Court Order

- Power of Attorney (not applicable for NY, TX or UT residents)

- Written, Notarized and Signed Description of Authority (not applicable for VA residents); AND

• One of the following identification documents for both the named individual and the parent/representative:

- Proof of social security number (i.e. SSN card) (not required for IL residents)

- Proof of name and address (Driver’s License, State of Gov’t Issued ID Card) (Not required for GA residents)
-A copy of a bill that shows a name and home address (required for residents of DE, LA, MD, and VA)

- Copy of Birth Certificate (for minor’s) (not required for IL residents); AND

• The required fee via check or money order (click here to view your individual state requirement )

 

All of the aforementioned documents should be mailed to:

TransUnion Protected Consumer Freeze
P.O. Box 380
Woodlyn, PA 19094

For any additional questions or concerns, please contact TransUnion at 800-916-8800. When contacting our office, to better assist you, please inform the representative that you are calling in regards to a “Protected Consumer Freeze.”

Please note: Consumers are not able to place a protected consumer freeze via phone or online at this time due to the documentation requirements.

 

 

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