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New Report: Consumers Should Get Security Freezes Before Next Data Breach


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New Report: Consumers Should Get Security Freezes Before Next Data Breach

WASHINGTON - Credit monitoring and other services that are usually offered to data breach victims and other concerned consumers do nothing to prevent identity theft; they only detect certain types of fraud after it has occurred. A report released today by U.S. PIRG Education Fund aim to increase the awareness and use of the security freeze, also known as a credit freeze. The report explains that the freeze is the only security measure that can prevent new account identity theft.

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