Why January is the month to put a fraud alert on your credit report

Why January is the month to put a fraud alert on your credit report
Since the success of a fraud alert depends largely on the actions of potential creditors and businesses, it is not a surefire method of protecting your credit. Other alternatives include a credit freeze or credit monitoring service. A credit freeze …
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Experts advise how to clean up credit after identity theft
It may take, weeks, months, even years to complete a credit clean-up. But even after you do, keep monitoring. “The crooks do come back and try to double dip,” Hutchinson said. Woods isn't a stranger to identity theft. In 2002, he was convicted of …
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