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

Alaska

  • Under 18 years of age
  • An incapacitated person or a protected person for whom a guardian or conservator has been appointed

Arizona

  • Under 16 years of age
  • Incapacitated/protected person represented by guardian, guardian litem or conservator

California

  • Under 16 years of age
  • Incapacitated/protected person represented by guardian, guardian litem or conservator
  • Under 16 years of age AND under jurisdiction of county welfare/probation dept. or placed in foster care setting

Connecticut

Under 18 years of age

Delaware

  • Under 16 years of age
  • Incapacitated/protected person represented by guardian, guardian litem or conservator

Florida

  • Under 16 years of age
  • Person represented by guardian or other advocate

Georgia

  • Under 16 years of age
  • Person represented by guardian or conservator

Hawaii

  • Under 16 years of age
  • Incapacitated or for whom a court or other authority has appointed a guardian or conservator

Illinois

  • Under 18 years of age
  • Person with a disability
  • Person who is over 18 but under 21 represented by guardian with court ordered consent power

Indiana

  • Under 16 years of age
  • Incapacitated person represented by guardian

Iowa

  • Under 16 years of age
  • Incapacitated/protected person represented by guardian or conservator

Kansas

  • Under 16 years of age
  • Individual represented by guardian or conservator

Kentucky

  • Under 16 years of age
  • An incapacitated person or other person for whom a guardian or conservator has been appointed

Louisiana

  • Under 16 years of age
  • Interdicted person represented by curator
  • Incapacitated/protected person represented by guardian or conservator

Maine

Under 16 Years of age

Maryland

  • Under 16 years of age
  • Incapacitated/protected person represented by guardian or conservator
  • Person in custody of local department of state or county services, health & human services or placed in a foster care setting

Michigan

  • Under 16 years of age
  • Incapacitated/protected person represented by guardian or conservator

New York

Under 16 years of age

Nebraska

  • Under 16 years of age
  • Incapacitated/protected person represented by guardian, guardian ad litem or conservator

North Carolina

  • Under 16 years of age
  • Incapacitated/protected person represented by guardian, guardian ad litem or conservator

Ohio

  • Under 16 years of age
  • A person for whom a guardian of the estate or conservator has been appointed

Oregon

  • Under 16 years of age
  • Incapacitated/protected person represented by guardian, guardian ad litem or conservator

South Carolina

  • Under 16 years of age
  • Incapacitated/protected person represented by guardian, guardian ad litem or conservator

South Dakota

  • Under 16 years of age
  • Incapacitated/protected person represented by guardian or conservator

Tennessee

  • Under 16 years of age
  • Incapacitated/protected person represented by guardian, guardian ad litem or conservator

Texas

Under 16 years of age

Utah

  • Under 16 years of age
  • Incapacitated/protected person represented by guardian, guardian ad litem or conservator
  • Adult for whom an order appointing a conservator was made
  • Adult for whom an order was made related to management of property

Virginia

  • Under 16 years of age
  • Incapacitated/protected person represented by guardian, guardian ad litem or conservator

Washington

  • Under 16 years of age
  • Incapacitated person for whom a guardian or limited guardian has been appointed

Wisconsin

  • Under 16 years of age
  • Individual represented by guardian or conservator



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);

- Written communication from a county welfare or probation department certifying that the protected consumer is a foster youth under its jurisdiction (applicable for CA 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);

- Written communication from a county welfare or probation department certifying that the protected consumer is a foster youth under its jurisdiction (applicable for CA 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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