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ID Theft Tips for Military Personnel

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. Security freezes and active duty alerts are two of the weapons that can be deployed in this fight, but utilizing both at the same time could lead to unnecessarily complications.
 
Use the chart 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.
 
                                    Active Duty Alert                             Security Freeze
 
Duration:                    1 year at a time                                   Indefinite
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To Put In Place:         Contact 1 credit bureau                      Contact 3 credit bureaus
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Cost:                           Free                                                    Free for NC residents (online)
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To Establish a           Credit bureau should                           You temporarily lift the freeze with
New line of Credit       verify your identity.*                            the PIN or password you
Once Your Alert or                                                                  received when placing your freeze.
Freeze is in Place:
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Management:             *You can designate a                        Freezes can be managed online.
                                       representative to act
                                       on your behalf.
 
(Note: Active duty alerts and security freezes can be removed at any time.)

We Can Help
 

If you are a victim of identity theft, contact us or call toll free within North Carolina at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM.