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How I Forced the Credit Bureaus to Freeze My Child’s Credit • NewsMom
When I first began covering credit freezes, I was shocked that the bureaus would not let me freeze my child’s credit. As I've mentioned in several blog posts and broadcast news stories, a credit freeze is widely believed to be the single best tool to prevent financial ID theft. It basically prevents anyone from running a credit check in your name—and thus prevents them from taking out credit in your name (credit cards, loans, utility accounts, etc.).