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By Consumers Union on Friday, January 12th, 2007

Eight more states had their security freeze laws go into effect at the beginning of the year. The security freeze can help protect your identity and your finances. It lets you lock up your credit files so that fraudsters can’t open up new accounts and rack up mountains of debt. New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Rhode Island, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania had their security freeze laws go into effect at the beginning of the year. Illinois now provides the security freeze to all consumers, not just identity theft victims, and Hawaii and Kansas provide the freeze to ID theft victims.

For more information and instructions on the freeze, click here

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