Equifax Is Super Sorry! Enlarge Its Credit Freeze Deal Through June
Last year, Equifax left the personal information of over 145 million people uncover to those creepy bad guys who lurk in shadowy corners of the dark web.
To brake the angry mob, Equifax announced it would waive all fees for credit freezes until Jan. 31. If you meant to take advantage of the offer but let life get in the way, Equifax will give you a second chance.
Equifax Extends it’s Credit Freeze Offer Through June
Equifax announced it has extended its credit freeze offer through June 30. That means you have until nearly five extra months to freeze your credit with Equifax for free.
Freezing your credit is a simple way to keep others from opening new accounts in your name. Once you freeze your account, you can simply unfreeze it for a short period if you need to get a loan or open a new account. The current Equifax offer also waives fees associated with unfreezing and refreezing your account.
However, to truly shield your credit, you would want to have it frozen by all three major credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. While Equifax is offering free credit freeze as a mea culpa, you may have to pay a fee to have the other bureaus do the same thing. While it’s up to you, experts say the best way to protect your credit after the major breaches over the past year is to freeze it.