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Identity Theft Q&A

Q: If I freeze my credit report to prevent identity theft on my vacation, can I still rent a car? Don't companies check your credit report and credit card?
A: If you freeze your credit report to prevent identity theft when traveling, you can still rent a car this summer and pay with a credit card rather than a debit card. Rental car agencies protect themselves by putting a hold on your card for the amount of the rental plus, if you opt for the coverage, the cost of gas and insurance. But if you use a debit card, know that some rental companies check your credit report at the counter.
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