"We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." James Madison

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Taking Care of Business: Fraud Alert

OK, fellow Military friends and Family members whose Identity was compromised by the V.A.,

I was able to call the automated line at Equifax this morning and place a fraud Alert in my name. The Phone No is 1 888-766-0008. Follow the prompts.

After you have placed a fraud alert on your account, Equifax will also notify the other 2 credit reporting agencies.

In doing this, you create a level of security that will notify you before any account can be opened in your name. It also gives you 1 free credit report and stays active for 90 days.

It will not protect you from folks who use an existing account that you have open, but will prevent an unauthorized account to be opened.