Comparing Active Duty Alerts and Security Freezes

When your day job is protecting our country, you shouldn’t have to worry about being attacked by identity thieves. Members of the U. S. military can take preemptive action to minimize the risk of becoming an identity theft victim. Active Duty Alert and Security Freeze are two of the weapons that can be deployed in this fight.

Use the information below to decide which protection is best for you, based on your present circumstances. You can change to a different protection at any time in the future.

Duration:
Active Duty Alert – 1 year
Security Freeze – Indefinite

Put in Place:
Active Duty Alert – Contact 1 credit bureau
Security Freeze – Contact all 3 credit bureaus

Cost:
Active Duty Alert – Free
Security Freeze – Free for MS Identity Theft victim

To Establish a`New line of Credit Once Your Alert or Freeze is in Place:
Active Duty Alert – Credit bureau should verify your identity
Security Freeze – Temporarily lift the freeze with the PIN or password you received when placing your freeze

Management:
Active Duty Alert – You can designate a representative to act on your behalf
Security Freeze – Freezes can be managed online.

(Note: Active Duty Alerts and Security Freezes can be removed at any time.)

We Can Help
If you are a victim of identity theft, call toll free within Mississippi at 1-800-281-4418 or direct at (601) 359-4230, if you are elsewhere.

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