Regular readers of Scamicide know that I am a strong advocate of everyone getting a credit freeze on their credit reports at each of the three major credit reporting agencies. It is the simplest and best defense you have against identity theft.  Here is a link to an excellent report by U.S. PIRG about credit freezes entitled “Why You Should Get Security Freezes Before Your Information is Stolen.  I urge you to read it.  It has a lot of helpful information including information about how to put a credit freeze on your credit reports.

Click to access USPIRGFREEZE_0.pdf