Since so many Louisiana residents were relocated to the Dallas/Fort Worth area, our organization, “Identity Theft Victims Support Group of North America" will be hosting a special “Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Seminars” regarding the "Credit Bureau Freeze Laws In Louisiana". Date and Place will be announced. Time will be on a Saturday Morning, starting at 9:00 A.M (registration opens at 8:00 A.M.).
This special seminar is for Louisiana Residents Only. You can call XXX-XXX-XXXX for directions or clip on map.
These seminars are free for all victims of Hurricane Katrina and Rita. Just show Louisiana Drivers License for entry. Seating capacity is limited to 300 people for each session.
Please fill out the On-Line Registration Form below so we can reserve a seat for you. Thank you.
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Never in our nation's history has so many people's homes, jobs, and way of life been destroyed by a natural disater such as what Hurricane Katrina has brought to the Gulf Coast regions of Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
Since the victims of Hurricane Katrina has been scattered throughout the country, we will do our best to keep you abreast of the latest information concerning "Identity Theft".
Thank you for your continued support of our organization and helping us to combat the nations "Number One White Collar Crime". Our organization calls identity theft for what it really is, "Identity Theft, The Financial Raping of America". Please do not become a victim. Prevention, not avoidance is the best way to protect "Your Identity".
Go to our page "Solutions" to learn about the latest updates concerning "Quick Solutions" to getting you "Identity" back.
“FREEZE” YOUR CREDIT REPORT New Law Aims to Help Combat Identity Theft
Beginning July 1, 2005,Louisiana consumers can place a “security freeze” on their credit report. This new law will give consumers more control over who has access to their credit report, thus helping to reduce the risk of identity theft. When a consumer places a security freeze on their credit report, this prohibits a credit reporting agency from releasing the consumer’s credit report or credit score without the express authorization of the consumer. A security freeze will remain on your credit report until you request it to be removed.
There is a $10.00 initial fee to place the freeze on your credit report with each credit reporting agency. However, this fee is waived if you are a victim of identity theft and have included a copy of the police report with your letter; or if you are 62 years of age or older.
To place a security freeze on your credit report, you must contact each of the three major credit reporting agencies in writing. Each credit reporting agency has specific information that you must include in your letter.
Equifax Security Freeze P.O. Box 105788 Atlanta, GA30348 *Must send the letter certified mail. Payment may be by check, money order or credit card; Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover only. If paying by credit card, you must provide the name of the card, account number and expiration date.
Experian Security Freeze P.O. Box 9554 Allen, TX75013 *Must send the letter certified mail. Payment may be made by check, money order or credit card. If paying by credit card, you must provide the card name, account number and expiration date.
Trans Union Security Freeze P.O. Box 6790 Fullerton, CA92834-6790 *Must send the letter certified mail. Payment must be made by credit card only. You must provide the name of the card, account number and expiration date.
Once the credit reporting agencies receive your request for a security freeze, they must place the security freeze on your credit report no later than ten business days after receiving your written request. The credit reporting agency must also provide to you, within ten business days, a unique personal identification number (PIN) or password that you must use when providing authorization for the access of your credit report for a specific period of time. Also at this time, the credit reporting agency must let you know in writing the process of placing, removing, and temporarily lifting a security freeze and the process for allowing access to information from the consumer’s credit report for a specific period while the security freeze is in effect.
Once you place a security freeze on your credit report, you can request that it be lifted. There is a charge of $8.00 per lift to temporarily lift the freeze. The credit reporting agency has three business days to honor your request.
If you place a security freeze on your credit report, it will not affect your right to a free copy of your credit report. For information on how to receive a free copy of your credit report, visit our website at www.ag.state.la.us and look under “Consumer Alerts.”
If you need further information regarding this new law, please contact us at 1-800-351-4889 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Consumer Protection, please call our office at 1-800-351-4889. In Baton Rouge, the local number is 225-326-6465.
Office of the Attorney General Consumer Protection Section P.O. Box 94005 Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9005 Fax: (225) 326-6499Note: This information was copied directly from the Attorney General of Louisiana Web Site pertaining to the new "Identity Theft Law" regarding "Credit Report Freeze". Normally we would only provided a hyperlink to other web sites, but due to current events, this was copied in case of deletion on host web site.
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