How To Freeze Your Kid's Credit - From A Mom Who Wouldn't Accept "No"When I first began covering credit freezes, I was shocked that the bureaus would not let me freeze my child’s credit, widely believed to be the single best tool to prevent financial ID theft.
Foreign Call Center Workers Ask For Social Security Numbers Without Giving Their Own IdentitiesBy now, most people know that their social security number is the key to their identity, so they need to be very judicious about who they share it with. So imagine my surprise when I discovered that the credit bureaus required me to give my number to an unidentified foreign call center rep.
ConsumerWatch: Study Finds Errors Common On Credit ReportsOne in five consumers had an error in a credit report issued by a major agency, according to a government study released Monday.
ConsumerWatch: 4-Year-Old Mistake On Credit Report Hurts HomeownerA mistake on your credit report can be costly. And experts say the best way to fix an error it by contacting the credit reporting agencies directly and informing them of the mistake - They’re required by law investigate within 30 days.
ConsumerWatch: San Francisco Ranks High In Credit Score SurveyThe economy has been rough, but there are still people in the Bay Area that can brag about having a high credit score.