Credit card freezing

Credit card freezing
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#1

Freezing credit card


#2

Hi, @mary.schrouder, and welcome! Are you asking how to freeze your actual card, or are you interested in freezing your credit, which prevents new accounts from being opened?


#3

I’m not sure,j I thought it was a way to protect your card…


#4

Hi @mary.schrouder. Freezing your credit reports prevents lenders from checking them without your permission; that way, no one can open up new accounts in your name. Here’s what you need to know about credit freezes.

Here’s a great guide to protecting your existing credit card accounts.

Ideally you would do both: Freeze your credit reports and use safe practices every time you use your existing cards.