INFOGRAPHIC: Do You Feel Protected Against Fraud?

Blog Post09/14/2018
Identity Protection
do you feel protected against fraud

Do you feel like there’s more you could be doing to protect yourself from fraud and data breaches but you’re not sure where to start? Many Americans are taking some action to protect themselves but it’s often not enough.

There are many actions you can take to protect yourself. One way is a credit freeze. This isn’t putting your credit cards in the freezer, in fact a freeze won’t impact your current credit cards. What a credit freeze does is prevent lenders from checking your credit report to open a new account. This can stop fraudsters from opening an account in your name.

Sounds time consuming, right? We are committed to making the understanding, managing and protecting of your information as simple and accessible as possible – which is why we launched the myTransUnion mobile app. With the app, which you can download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, you can freeze and unfreeze your credit reports for free in a matter of seconds, whenever and wherever you need.

Now the question is whether a freeze is right for you? Follow the path above to help determine how best to protect yourself from fraud.

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What You Need to Know:

There are various types of credit scores, and lenders use a variety of different types of credit scores to make lending decisions. The credit score you receive is based on the VantageScore 3.0 model and may not be the credit score model used by your lender.

*$24.95 per month (plus tax where applicable).