Information Protection @ MIT

Credit Freeze

If you reside in Massachusetts or another state where a law has been passed granting rights to individuals to freeze access to credit reports, this option is available to you. Consumers' access to a credit freeze is a strong component of any identity theft-fighting strategy.

The credit freeze is a weapon that empowers individuals to stop the illegal activity of identity thieves and credit card fraudsters quickly and easily. Look for information about credit freezes on each of the credit bureaus' web sites.