Active Duty Soldiers Now Have Identity Theft Protection

Members of the military (such as members of the Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard) have an additional protection available to them – active duty alerts, which give them identity theft protection while they are on active duty.

Choose one of the three agencies and ask for active duty alert.  The one you call will report it to the other two.

Equifax: 800-525-6285

 Active Duty Alert

 Experian: 888-397-3742

Active Duty Alert

 Trans Union: 800-680-7289, after entering your zip code select option 1, then select option 3

When you place an active duty alert on your credit report, creditors must take reasonable steps to make sure the person making the request is actually you before opening an account, issuing an additional card, or increasing the credit limit on your existing account. Your name also will be removed for two years from the nationwide credit reporting companies’ pre-screening lists for credit offers and insurance.

Source: ftc.gov

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