Credit Card Glossary: Terms and Definitions
A credit freeze is a service available to consumers through the credit bureaus in which consumers lock down their credit, preventing new accounts from being opened. It is a useful tool in cases where identity theft has been detected or is suspected. The credit bureaus charge fees for establishing credit freezes unless identity theft has occurred. They also charge for “thawing” the credit freeze, should a consumer decide to open a new account.
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