Credit Freezes – How Far Do You Want to Go to Lock Out Identity Thieves?
Craig W. Lemoine
A credit freeze restricts access to an existing credit file, making it more difficult for anyone to open new accounts in your name. This is because most creditors need to see your credit report before they approve a new account.
Nance-Nash, Sheryl, "Credit Freezes – How Far Do You Want to Go to Lock Out Identity Thieves?" (2016). In the News. 1109.