Safeguard Your Credit

I know you must have heard about the security breach at Equifax. The breach exposed personal information of 143 million Americans. Because of this incident, you may want to protect your financial history from fraud and theft.

At Freedom Financial Network, our main aim is to help people avoid debt and attain financial freedom. Here are a few steps you can take to protect yourself from fraud.

• Apply for credit monitoring and identity theft protection.

You have until Nov 21st to register for a free one-year protection. You will have access to your credit report and have the choice of freezing it, which will result in creditors not being able to access your credit information via credit bureaus. Creditors cannot give credit without first checking your credit history. Therefore, scammers cannot access credit in your name. In case you need to access credit, all you need to do is unfreeze your credit.

• Review your credit reports.

Ensure you carefully review your report and look out for misspellings, credit accounts that are unfamiliar to you and incorrect addresses. You can access your report through your bureau either through their website or by contacting them personally. In the event you find any errors in the report, make this known to the bureau immediately.

• Monitor your accounts.

Ensure that you check your accounts weekly, both bank and credit accounts, for any transactions that you didn’t undertake. Scammers start off with small amounts, before they make their big move on you. Report any discrepancies to your bank or creditor.

• Change your passwords

When coming up with a password, use numbers, symbols and mix letter cases. Avoid predictable passwords such as birthdays. Don’t use the same password for different accounts and change them monthly if possible.

Ensure you don’t provide your personal information to anyone without verifying with your bank or creditor, destroy any evidence of your personal information on paper and always check your children’s credit. Protect yourself and your loved ones.

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Freedom Debt Relief Reviews with Julie M:

Julie M and her husband faced a difficult situation. Julie’s husband was laid off from his job, and that put a strain on the couple’s finances. In her video for Freedom Debt Relief Reviews, Julie explained she used her business credit card for personal expenses. But then her business started seeing lower profits than usual. As her debt piled up, she feared their financial situation would get out of control. But Freedom Debt Relief helped Julie M and her husband hit the reset button for their lives. She added in her Freedom Debt Relief Reviews that the representative she dealt with was kind and understanding.

Freedom Debt Relief conducts a debt review and offers ways to resolve it in the quickest manner possible. This includes setting up a dedicated account to ultimately help reduce your debt payments. Freedom Debt Relief Reviews are available to learn about other people’s experiences with this program.

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