Cybersecurity and Identity Theft Guide
How to lock down your life to keep your data, finances and credit more secure
Scammers want to get your personal information so they can access your accounts, open new credit in your name — even claim your tax refund or get medical services. Here’s what you can do.
A credit freeze keeps the sensitive data in your credit files from being accessed without your consent. That can block fraudulent credit applications, even if a criminal has key data such as your Social Security number.